Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has two games to save his job according to media reports in Spain. The Frenchman is under immense pressure after Real Madrid’s poor start to the season, with Los Blancos suffering two defeats on the bounce.
After losing to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, Zinedine Zidane expressed his confidence that he can fix the situation. However, rumors of a Zidane sack are growing stronger after Real Madrid’s recent string of poor results.
Real Madrid currently find themselves third in the LaLiga standings, having taken 10 points from five games. However, both Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid’s players have found themselves under pressure after consecutive losses over the past few days. Real Madrid first lost 1-0 to Cadiz in LaLiga before being embarrassed by a young, coronavirus-depleted Shakhtar side at home as they lost their Champions League opener 3-2.
In light of the recent losses, French publication L’Equipe has now revealed that Zinedine Zidane has just two games to save his job. Despite winning the LaLiga last season, the Real Madrid boss could be given the sack if results don’t improve over the next two fixtures. Real Madrid have a tricky run of fixtures over the next two games.
The defending champions first play Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the league’s first El Clasico this season, before traveling to Germany to take on Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.
While media reports suggest Zinedine Zidane would get the sack if results don’t improve, Real Madrid fans are instead blaming the players for the club’s poor run. After the defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk, Spanish publication Marca ran a poll asking fans who would they have whistled more after the loss. With more than 30,000 fans participating, 62% of the respondents blamed the players for the loss, while just 27% pointed fingers at Zinedine Zidane. A total of 9% of the voters suggested that it was Real Madrid’s board which was the cause for the dip in form.
Zinedine Zidane has been one of Real Madrid’s most successful coaches over his two spells at the club. The French icon has guided Real Madrid to victory in 162 games out of the 255 he has managed, losing just 41 times in the process. The 48-year-old has led Real Madrid to three Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, two FIFA Club World Cups, two Supercopa de Espana titles and two LaLiga titles as well.