Zinedine Zidane has won all the nine finals he been in charge as a manager
Zidane left Madrid in 2018 after winning 3 Champions League trophies in a row. But Real Madrid hit rock bottom after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane before the start of last season.
Real Madrid appointed Julen Lopetegui who failed and was replaced by Santiago Solari. Solari also had the same fate and was sacked.
Zidane then returned to Real Madrid during the last stage of last season for a second stint with the club. He has now won the first trophy in his second stint as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid by 4-1 in penalties on Sunday at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah. They won their 11th Supercopa de Espana trophy when Ramos tucked home the winning penalty.
Zidane has now won one LaLiga, three Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, two FIFA Club World Cup and two Supercopa de Espana titles across his two stints in Madrid. He has been in charge of Real Madrid in 9 finals and he has won all of them. That’s some record for taking!
Zidane said: “In the end, we’re all together and we prepared the matches well. I don’t know why we’ve won nine out of nine. It’s because that’s what this club is like. It hasn’t been easy, we’ve been patient, calm.”
“At half-time, we didn’t know how to get closer to the goal, but we had patience. We believed until the end, like always. Winning a trophy is never easy and even less so against Atletico. Both teams had chances.”
“We’re still in lots of competitions. We have to be happy, but there’s still lots to come. We have to keep working. We’ll rest a bit and play again, as we can’t think about dropping [our level].”
“Now, we’re going to enjoy ourselves, but there’s still a long way to go in LaLiga Santander, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.”
Real Madrid president Perez heaped praise on Zidane: “[Zidane] has plenty of trophies and we’re very happy for him. I hope that he wins more trophies. Zidane has a loving relationship with Real Madrid. He decided to rest for a year and now he’s returned with renewed energy. Zidane is a blessing from heaven.”
“We came here without some great players like Hazard, Benzema and Bale. Zidane has been able to put together a team and we won the trophy. I think that we’re on the path to finding ourselves again after a little dip. New people have come in who have given the team intensity and we’re on a good path.”
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