Zidane extends Real Madrid contract

12 August 2017 10:14:04 EST
Zinedine Zidane has been Real boss for just over 18 months.

Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that he has signed a new three-year deal at Real Madrid, but knows that he must keep bringing success to the club.

Since taking over from Rafa Benitez as manager at the Bernabeu in January 2016, the Frenchman has won two Champions League trophies, last season's La Liga title, the Club World Cup and two UEFA Super Cups.

Real enter this season 9/2 to win the Champions League for a third successive time and 8/13 to claim the Spanish crown once again.

In one year, maybe I won't be here.

Zinedine Zidane

However, Zidane is aware of the high level of expectation around the Spanish capital and knows that a three-year deal may not necessarily last three years.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Sunday's Spanish Super Cup first leg match against arch-rivals Barcelona, he said: "My story with Real Madrid is deeper than contracts and signatures.

"I'm happy to be linked with the club. But the contract doesn't mean anything. You can sign for 10, 20 years. I know where I am and what to do.

"In one year, maybe I won't be here. Real Madrid and I are not going to argue, never."

He went on to say: "I'm very happy for the confidence Real Madrid shows in me.

"I'm happy for working so well with my staff. And the objectives are always the same: trying to win every single game and every single title. We are enjoying a lot our job."

Having confirmed the deal on Saturday, Zidane will get the opportunity to take a step towards winning another trophy when they take on Barcelona on Sunday. They are 12/5 to win the game, with the draw 10/3 and the Catalan side 10/11.

The Spanish league starts next weekend, with Real Madrid opening their campaign with a trip to Deportivo La Coruna.

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