LaLiga: I know I won’t be at Real Madrid for long – Zidane speaks on exit

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has admitted he would not be at the club for 10 years.

Zidane accepts that his achievements as a player give him no protection at the LaLiga giants, who have fallen 16 points behind leaders and rivals, Barcelona, after winning nine of 17 league fixtures.

This has put Zidane who won back-to-back Champions League titles under pressure.

“Zinedine Zidane isn’t a player at Real Madrid anymore. That Zidane no longer exists,” he told France Football.

“Now it’s down to Zinedine Zidane the coach to carve out a career. I’m not protected by what I’ve done as a player at this club.

“I know that one day it [the coach’s job] will come to an end at Real Madrid, so I make the most of it and I do everything I can to be successful.

“I say to myself, ‘if I’ve got 10 days left here, then I’m going to live those 10 days to the max; if it’s six months, I’ll live those six months to the max’. I don’t think beyond that.

“I know I won’t stay [in the job] for 10 years.”

Zidane took charge of Los Blancos in January 2016.