Calderon: Mourinho Was Real Madrid's "First Option" Over Zidane

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"I am not thinking about that, we have to think about finishing the season well", Zidane said.

"We know what they are like, but having said that the only thing in my head is the game tomorrow and nothing else".

Zidane cemented his Madrid legacy during a glittering 28-month reign that began in January 2016 and saw him lift three Champions League titles and a LaLiga crown.

Rodriguez is a playmaker who needs the team to be built around him and while he is a slightly more willing runner than Ozil, he is not a high-octane player and that's what Emery seems to want. We've got to think about the longevity as well, who's going to fit in personality-wise.

With the club 12 points behind league leaders Barcelona and five points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, Zidane has been tasked with restoring the club to its former glory. "They all have contracts here, then we will see what happens for next year".

"It's like the first day again", Zidane said. "I am excited to have a new adventure".

During the manager's introductory news conference on Monday, Madrid president Florentino Perez joked that he hoped Zidane's nationality could play a factor in luring Mbappe away from PSG.

"I think it is ideal and fantastic", the former Chelsea boss said, even as he was quick to add he was never disappointed by Madrid's decision not to hire him. What I can tell you is that these two players have a lot of quality.

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