Michel: I could coach Madrid

Former Real Madrid midfielder Michel believes he is ‘as capable as anyone’ of taking the Spain or Santiago Bernabeu bench.

Michel, formerly of Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid Castilla, Getafe, Sevilla and Olympiacos and currently with Marseille, told Onda Cero that he would be interested in returning to the club for whom he appeared more than 500 times – or replacing Vicente Del Bosque.

“Any Coach would like the national team. I’ve been cautious on other occasions but if Del Bosque is leaving, why not?” AS quotes Michel as saying.

“I don’t want to stop being cautious but I want to say I’m as capable as anyone else of coaching Madrid. Of course, as a Madrid supporter I want whoever the Coach is to win a lot of matches.”

Michel also touched on criticism from when he was at Getafe and was accused of favouring his son Adrian, the pair also working together at Castilla.

“Adrian played about 200 Primera games and except for 35 of them, his father wasn’t the Coach,” he argued, before drawing a comparison to Zinedine and Enzo Zidane.

“The stick given to Zidane has no comparison to what we received and I didn’t make Adrian captain of Castilla, though I’m not saying Enzo doesn’t deserve it.

“He’s trained with Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez and with any Coach because he’s a Madrid boy and has quality.”

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