Zidane spotted on Real Madrid bench against Real Sociedad and admits: I want to be a coach

The former France great is currently the Blancos' director of football but has confessed he is looking to make the move into management some time in the future
Zinedine Zidane was spotted in the Real Madrid dugout during his side's 5-1 La Liga win over Real Sociedad on Saturday and has admitted he fancies becoming a coach in future.

Despite enjoying his role of sporting director with the Blancos, a position he has held since last year following the departure of Jorge Valdano, the former France great admits he is keen to follow in the footsteps of Madrid boss Jose Mourinho one day.

"Sooner or later I hope to move into coaching," Zidane told Radio France in an interview.

"But I have still a long time ahead of me. I am not overwhelmed by the thought of it, and I am in no hurry to get into it.

"For now I am focused on learning, which is what I need to evolve."

Zidane also gave his take on France's chances of experiencing success in the forthcoming European Championships, and is optimistic Les Bleus can make an impact this summer.

"There is a bit of everything in the squad, especially the presence of a great coach [in Laurent Blanc], who is very important. In addition, there are quality players like [Franck] Ribery and [Karim] Benzema.

"It's a team that has not yet peaked, but hopes to do so in the Euros," he concluded.

Zidane sat alongside Aitor Karanka on the Madrid bench as Mourinho missed the 5-1 win over Sociedad through suspension.

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