The era of Zinedine Zidane

18 Aug 2017

From Paris to the rest of the world, the French revolution changed the political order of things when established in 1789, and now the Zinedine Zidane revolution can change the fate of European football.

Making the jump from Real Madrid Castilla to the first-team in January 2016, the Frenchman has become a hoarder of titles by triumphing in seven of the nine cup competitions he has competed in.

“I’m very happy with the game,” said Zidane at the end of his most recent victory in the Supercopa de Espana Clasico on Wednesday night.

Coaching legends such as Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola were able to secure seven trophies in 90 and 21 months respectively, whilst the Los Blancos leader has achieved it in just 19.

The 45-year-old has continued and even strengthened the winning culture at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, managing the players with his own effective style to perform on the pitch in a way that emulates how he himself played.

Recent displays of beauty by Zidane’s team came in the European Super Cup, Supercopa de Espana and the club’s twelfth European Cup title as Real dismantled their opponents in style.

The former Madrid and Juventus midfielder has utilised his squad down to each individual with great success, making game-changing substitutions and decisions without hesitation.

After steering the capital city club to yet another title, Zidane equaled Vicente Del Bosque in the rankings of managers with most trophies at Los Blancos.

Just ahead is Luis Molowny with eight and then at the top of the pile, with a realistically obtainable 14 to his name, is Miguel Munoz.

The current boss even has the opportunity to match step up a place on the podium of titles in December at the Club World Cup.

Furthermore, FIFA has already acknowledged the man from Marseille in putting him up for the Coach of the Year award, where Zidane will surely arrive as a favourite.

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