Zinedine Zidane reckons comparing him and Pep Guardiola

Zinedine Zidane reckons comparing him and Pep Guardiola is probably not appropriate.

According to the former French skipper, Guardiola has already had a lot of achievements to show in his managerial career, while, he is just starting.

In the words of Zidane, “I see people have started drawing comparisons which, I think, is a bit off the mark.”

“Pep has been one of the best managers in the business for the last few years and his CV is already pretty impressive.”

“As far as I am concerned, I would work my own way and would never rate myself in comparison to someone. I didn’t do it in my playing days either.”

When asked about the reports of the unhappiness of the star player Gareth Bale, Zidane said, “He had a good relationship with Rafael. So, it’s obvious for him to be a little upset. But, he is going to be equally supported by me. I consider him a world class Footballer.”

Zidane, who had been in charge of Madrid Castilla for the past couple of years, was given a promotion yesterday as he was appointed the head coach of the first team of the club post Rafael Benitez’s axe.

It’s similar to what Barcelona had done to Guardiola.
Guardiola was also the manager of the Barcelona ‘B’ team only before getting promoted to the hot seat in 2008.

The Spaniard, thereafter, coached Barcelona to immense success domestically and at the continent level.

There’s a belief at Real Madrid that Zidane would be able to achieve the same amount of success with the Blancos’ senior team in the coming future.

Zidane will make his debut as Madrid boss this weekend when the Whites take the field versus Deportivo La Coruna at Bernabeu.