Zinedine Zidane Fan Rafa Nadal Backs 'Humble' Real Madrid Coach

Updated: 06 January 2016 18:53 IST

Rafael Nadal felt that the appointement of the Real Madrid F.C. coach Zinedine Zidane will be good for the players.

Zinedine Zidane Fan Rafa Nadal Backs 'Humble' Real Madrid Coach
Rafael Nadal said that Zinedine Zidane was part of the "history of Real Madrid". © AFP

Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal on Tuesday backed the controversial appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the Spanish side's new coach, saying it would be good for the club. (Zinedine Zidane Seeks 'Good Relationship' With Real Madrid Players)

Speaking to reporters after his first round victory in the Qatar Open over fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, Nadal said he wished the Frenchman the "best of luck".

"It's obvious that he's good, I think, for the players. He's good for... one of the most important clubs of the world, Real Madrid have somebody like him on the bench managing the club, and I am happy for him," he said. (Zinedine Zidane Pledges to Restore Real Madrid's Attacking Prowess)

"I know him. He's a good person and humble person, and I think he deserve to be where he is today.

"I wish him the best of luck."

Nadal added that Zidane was part of the "history of Real Madrid". (Zinedine Zidane Handed Baptism of Fire by Misfiring Real Madrid)

Zidane was appointed as coach at Madrid on Monday, following the sacking of Rafa Benitez after just seven months in charge.

Real Madrid are currently third in La Liga, four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.

The tennis star added that he felt "very sorry" for Benitez.

"It's tough to start a new project and after a few months go out, so I feel very sorry for him.





Topics : Real Madrid Football
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