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Zinedine Zidane granted UEFA Coaching License

The Castilla manager meets final qualifications.

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Real Madrid Castilla manager, and former senior side star player, Zinedine Zidane has been granted his UEFA Pro License today and is now able to manage a football club at the highest level in Europe.

According to the report:

Zidane has been working as coach of Real Madrid's Castilla ‘B' team but was officially listed as an assistant because he had yet to complete the mandatory qualification required by the Spanish Football Association. But now the 42-year-old, who won 108 caps for France, is free to pursue his career after revealing he successfully passed the course on Friday.

If you recall, Zidane was in hot water last fall as he did not have the proper coaching badges but a suspension was lifted after he was cleared to manage by the Administrative Tribunal of Spanish sport (TAD). Seen as one of the frontrunners to replace current senior manager Carlo Ancelotti should he lose his position this summer, Zidane has also been linked to replace Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille should they part with him.

Zidane's Castilla side sits in seventh place in the Segunda B Group 2 with two matches left to play.

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