Mourinho not disappointed to miss out on Real Madrid job: Zidane 'perfect'


And a major squad overhaul looks on the cards now Zidane has chose to return to the struggling Spanish outfit.

With Real out of the Champions League and Copa del Rey and sitting third in La Liga, 12 points behind leaders Barcelona, the only objective for the remainder of the season is for Zidane to assess which players he wants to keep as he plots the team's comeback in the next campaign.

"Zidane has done magnificent things for the club over the past number of years, so it's flawless for him and ideal for the club".

"So I don't agree with Gary Neville when he says that teams should go out of this and this to focus on that". "We are prepared for tomorrow and Gareth is ready for it too", said Zidane. "They all have contracts here, then we will see what happens for next year".

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been among those linked with a move to Madrid, with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez joking on Monday, "I would like them both".

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Pascal Siakam added 15 points, and Kyle Lowry scored 14 for the Raptors , who had their two-game winning streak snapped. Players and coaches stepped in when Ibaka and Chriss squared off, but no one seemed to get a good view of the incident.

Isco never started a single La Liga match under Solari while Marcelo increasingly found his place at left-back taken by the 22-year-old Sergio Reguilon.

"You are always delighted to coach the best players", Zidane said.

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.

Zidane was quoted by Marca as saying on Friday: 'I'm not going to speak about Bale's season up to this point.