Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane saw his side lose the Laliga trophy on Saturday to Atletico Madrid. The fete marked the rare occasions in as many seasons that Real Madrid has gone a whole season without a single silverware. For the World Cup-winning coach, however, Atletico Madrid deserved to win the league. They had fought tooth to nail just to ensure that they were in a position to win the league. The win helped in boosting Atletico’s morale in the league. The club has for a long time been overshadowed by the success of two rival clubs; Real Madrid and FC Barcelona from both ends. This is not forgetting the numerous occasions that the Diego Simeone side has lost on the final days of competitions.
With the league trophy having gone to Atletico Madrid, there are two things that have already stood out. The first is the fact that both Spanish giants of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have both failed to win a single trophy for the ending campaign. For the Catalans, this season has been the worst ever season than any other recent seasons. They had to be eliminated from almost all other major competitions that they participated in.
Real Madrid on the other end can slightly console themselves by the fact that they fought for the league title till the final day. Coupled with reaching the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid’s season hasn’t been as bad as that of their bitter rivals.
Lest we forget, the aftermath of the abandoned European Super League is among the numerous setbacks of the Spanish top teams.
Zinedine Zidane future
Having finished second in the league, the first assignment that the Florentino Perez led club must sort out is the future of their manager. With rumors growing strong that the French might decide to leave for a second time, uncertainties at the club might escalate further. In his first stint, Zinedine Zidane left the club after winning the Champions League three consecutive seasons. He would later on come to rescue his boyhood club when it was in dire need.
His second exit might therefore result too detrimental for the Los Blanco’s. For his side, Zinedine Zidane has tried by all means to play down any kind of rumours about his future at the club. His continued silence over the matter, therefore, casts more doubts than answers on his future at the club. The tactician in his post-match conference with Villarreal however highlighted his next move. In his own sentiments, he assured Madrid fans to stay calm as he will have a word with the club in the near future.
Will he leave for a second time and to where if that happens?