Former Real Madrid boss Vicente Del Bosque has refused to comment on the club’s current form “out of respect.”
Del Bosque played for Los Blancos for 16 years of his career and managed the side between 1999 and 2003, following on from two spells as caretaker boss.
Now 68, the Coach led the club to eight trophies including two La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns whilst at the helm.
However, Madrid are now in a slump of form with the question of current Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane being called into question.
“I should not comment on the situation out of respect, I prefer not to say anything as it may only cause bother or media focus,” Del Bosque said, as cited by El Mundo Deportivo.
The former Spain boss was also cited as saying, in what may have been a question on Zidane’s qualifications: “It is not necessary to have been a great player to be a coach, the two are not in direct relationship.”