By declining to clarify whether or not he will see out his deal, Zinedine Zidane has cast doubt on his Real Madrid future.
At the Bernabeu, the Frenchman has a contract until 2022, but there is no assurance that he will stay in the dugout until then.
With club president Florentino Perez notorious for recruiting and firing managers, Madrid’s form this season has put doubt on his future.
Last season, Zidane led Los Blancos to the La Liga title but this term was unable to mount a meaningful defense.
From the Champions League division, they have scraped through and face Atalanta in the last 16.
However, the 48-year-old is not worried about his future and maintained that there will still be an improvement at a club like Madrid.
We’ll see,” Zidane said when asked about the chances of his current deal being seen out.”
The main thing is daily life, which is what worries me. What has happened has already taken place.
What I’m telling you is that those of us here deserve to work. Everybody can say what they want. Belief in what we do is what we are going to do here.
If I do what I want, why should I leave?
Of course, you go through hard times, which is common in life. We know in Madrid that this is a wonderful club and that all you have to do is compete. And, here, there are still going to be improvements.’
With the Spanish giants having led them to a hat-trick of Champions League titles, Zidane has a hugely effective past.
After their third win against Liverpool in 2018, the Frenchman departed.
In 2017, he also won the La Liga championships on the way to completing the double.
However, Zidane returned less than a year after leaving, following Julien Lopetegui and Santiago Solari’s disappointing short spells.