Zinedine Zidane’s position at Real Madrid is looking more vulnerable than ever after the midweek Champions League loss in Paris.
Los Blancos slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday and for the first time ever in the competition, failed to register a shot on target.
It follows an indifferent start to the season – 8 points from their opening 4 games – and an underwhelming pre-season, including a 7-3 loss to Atletico Madrid.
ESPN FC now report that the club are starting to believe that Zidane is not maximising Madrid’s squad although the Frenchman is still optimistic about his future in Madrid.
It follows on from each of Spains’ three main sports newspapers leading their Friday coverage with news that Zidane’s future was in the spotlight amid a whiff of an early-season crisis.
Madrid spent over €300m this summer on Eder Militao, Eden Hazard, Ferland Mendy, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo and Alberto Soro, while James Rodriguez also returned to the club following a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich.
Zidane returned to Madrid in March having previously won three Champions League titles at the helm.