Zidane: My plan is to stay at Real Madrid as long as possible

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Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno
The 45-year-old knows the demands of the club and has embraced the pressure ahead of the end of the season

Under pressure Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane insists that he has no plans to leave his role at the Bernabeu.

Although Los Blancos remain in the hunt for a third successive Champions League crown, they have been stung by a weak defence of their Spanish title. With nine matches remaining, they trail leaders Barcelona by 15 points and must overcome a four-point deficit to city rivals Atletico to finish second.

This has seen pressure on Zidane intensify, but it is not something he is too concerned with.

“If it was up to me, I’d stay with the club. My plan is to stay as long as possible, I’ve said it many times,” he told the media.

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“I want to stay on as Real Madrid coach because I like football, I like what I’m doing and I know where I am.

“The issues is that in Madrid, everything depends on results. I’ve been here for 18 years and I know how the club works.”

Madrid tackle Las Palmas on Saturday before embarking on two matches against Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals – a repeat of last year’s final. 

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