Varane: Madrid need a strong Coach

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has called on his club to appoint a ‘strong’ Coach to replace the outgoing Zinedine Zidane.

The France international became an increasingly prominent part of Madrid’s side in the two-and-a-half seasons under his compatriot, who surprisingly left the club last week.

“I think we need a strong Coach,” Varane told reporters.

“The new Coach must be able to evolve in the Madrid environment because it is not easy with the pressure and the expectations that we have.

“Zidane has achieved something that it will be difficult to replicate ever again, because what he has achieved in two and a half years is extraordinary.

“We are not going to demand that the new Coach wins as many trophies in such a short time, but he will have to be able to adapt to Real Madrid.

“There are a lot of very good Coaches in Europe and we will have to see who is chosen to take up the challenge.

“You need some experience to manage Madrid even if Zizou did not have much, but he had the experience as a player.

“The new Coach will need to have the character to take up the challenge.”

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