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19.03.2008 Sports News

Zidane Wants Role In Madrid

By Daily Guide
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FOOTBALL legend, Zinedine Zidane has said he would like to return to Real Madrid and work for the club, though he does not have eyes on Bernd Schuster's job as head coach.

The legend still lives in the Spanish capital and is hoping there could be a youth coaching role or an ambassadorial post that he could take up. Zidane explained: "I would like to go back, not necessarily as coach, but it would be good as I live in Madrid anyway."

Interest from teams in the Major Soccer League does not amount to anything Zidane was willing to commit to, as he added: "There was something, but the offer was not concrete."

Ronaldo's return to form and his status was then put to the Frenchman and he had no doubt that the Brazilian would return to play at his best again following his latest knee injury. The two are good friends after their time at Madrid together and they organise a yearly benefit match in aid of the United Nations Development Programme.

"Ronaldo has already proved that he can do incredible things after returning to play again and winning the World Cup. That is why he is called the 'Phenomenon,'" Zidane said.

"Pele has said no to that, but I say yes. At the age of 26, Ronaldo suffered an injury in the other knee and after that he came back and helped win the World Cup. I believe that he will do the same thing again. Ronaldo will always be the number one."

Zidane's son, Enzo, named after his father's hero, Enzo Francescoli, is in the Madrid youth ranks along with Ronaldo's son, Ronald. Zidane further said he was concerned that there appeared to be something between France coach, Raymond Domenech, and David Trezeguet that was keeping the striker out of the French squad.

"The fact that Trezeguet is not in the French squad is troubling and worrying and I feel sorry for him as well," he concluded.

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