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Isco's move to Manchester City or Juventus stopped by Zidane

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Real's new coach has a lot of respect for Isco's game.

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Isco clearly wasn't on Rafa Benítez's plans. The Spanish playmaker did not feature a single minute in the last 3 games played by Real Madrid and was reportedly willing to leave the club and join either Manchester City or Juventus as soon as possible if the situation wasn't going to change, but Zinedine Zidane's appointment as the first-team coach has turned the situation around, according to Marca.

Zidane was the main reason why Isco decided to sign for Real Madrid in the summer of 2013. The Frenchman convinced him of joining Real and he also worked closely with him when he was Ancelotti's assistant coach. Now that Zidane himself is the manager, Isco will surely have more chances to prove he deserves more minutes in this squad, although he will have a hard time trying to be a regular starter in this squad with players like James, Cristiano Ronaldo or Bale in the offensive line.