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Zidane would accept coaching Real Madrid

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The French thinks he's ready, according to AS.

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Rafa Benítez has the trust of Real Madrid's board but it would also be wise to consider other alternatives for next season, and that's why AS are reporting that Zinedine Zidane considers himself ready to coach Real Madrid's first team right now.

Zidane has always been known as one of Florentino Pérez's favorites to coach Real in the future. In fact, he is now having a decent season with Real Madrid Castilla, who are trying to promote to the Spanish Segunda División after Zidane's mediocre debut coaching the team last season.

While Benítez will most likely finish the season as Real's coach, Zidane appears to be the main candidate to replace him during the summer. He knows the players and his contribution to Carlo Ancelotti's coaching staff during the 2013/2014 season was valuable, according to sources within Real Madrid.

Now it seems clear that Zidane would not reject Real's offer, so pay close attention to Castilla's season.