Zinedine Zidane Not Planning For Future At Real Madrid

Simeone said he expected a change to the Madrid XI, predicting that home coach Zinedine Zidane would start playmaker Isco in place of holding midfielder Casemiro.

No, [I'm not safe] at all. "But I am not sure, so I am not preparing anything [for next season]".

"I am focused on what remains of this season. If you do, you can achieve results, but if you're frightened it's more hard", Ancelotti told UEFA's official website, when asked about the upcoming semi-final clash with Real Madrid. I'm ready for anything and that's why I only speak about the next game, that's all I'm interested in.

"A game has different situations and that is not related to the form they are in and that means either of the two of us can win", commented the Argentinean. I don't know what will happen beyond that.

Despite this success, there have been recent rumblings "of a squad unimpressed with the rookie coach" and of Zidane losing the confidence of president Florentino Perez, per Malyon.

The Real Madrid skipper is reportedly "livid" at the WhatsApp messages urging Atletico to stun Los Blancos.

Zidane's men kick off a daunting 15-day stretch with the visit of Atletico Madrid on Saturday with Barcelona also to come to the Santiago Bernabeu on April 23 with a two-legged Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich in between times.

A defeat to their City rivals would be a awful start to Real's run-in and is a situation Zidane will be desperate to avoid if he wants to keep his job.

Zidane thus admitted that his long-term future at Real Madrid is uncertain even though his current contract won't expire until the summer of 2018.

Ronaldo fired a hat-trick as Madrid saw off their city rivals at the Vicente Calderon in November, part of a 26-goal haul in all competitions for the four-time Ballon d'Or victor this season. I try to do what is best for the team.

The 19-year-old, now on-loan with Deportivo Alavés, is a target for Zinedine Zidane's side, who are prepared to break an unspoken rule that rival clubs do not dip into the squads on either side of the Madrid divide by activating the left-back's release clause. "Since Simeone arrived they have gotten better and play better football".

"They don't just have defensive players". They know how to play good football.

"Madrid played great and caused us a lot of damage". We are committed and we want to do a good job.

Leicester's owners were widely criticised for their lack of gratitude in sacking Claudio Ranieri in February after a dramatic slump in results, but Cerezo understands why they axed the Italian, a move that has been vindicated as the team have won six straight games in all competitions under successor Craig Shakespeare.

  • Julie Sanders