There is a strain on Zinedine Zidane. He has lost momentum since his return, and with a poor summer transfer period and two major transfer setbacks, he knows that he might see himself searching for a job without a string of good results.
Real Madrid was under extreme pressure to perform after a 3-0 loss to Paris St Germain last week and relief came with a hard-fought 1-0 victory against an in-form Sevilla. After five matches, the outcome sees them move to second in the table.
From that narrow victory, 47-year-old Zidane said he wanted his side to build on their results.
According to rumors, Zinedine Zidane is struggling to save his job at Real Madrid after President Florentino Perez’s voiced doubts about the Frenchman.’
In both LaLiga and the Champions League, Real Madrid suffered a tough start to the season, staying off the pace in both competitions, and Zidane is now having to deal with pressure from both the management and his players.
SPORT claims in a double whammy for the manager that club president Perez has big issues, while Marca says that his team selection at Valencia last weekend left the players puzzled.
Although Perez is expected to give Zidane some more time to turn things around when things are not going their way, the Real Madrid hierarchy is not shy to pull the trigger, and the boss himself will be well aware that things need to change quickly.
Eyebrows were raised at Zidane’s starting line-up in the club’s most recent loss at Valencia, without Ferland Mendy or Toni Kroos, and it has been reported that it puzzled both the directors and the playing squad.
Marcelo and Isco started at the Mestalla, and Marca wrote that Zidane’s decision-making was not trusted by the players.
The Frenchman is in charge of the Bernabeu in his second spell-he won the Champions League in his first three consecutive seasons-but it has been far from smooth sailing in recent months, despite his side winning last season’s LaLiga.