The future of Zinedine Zidane is hanging in the balance and dominating Real Madrid news this week and Marca have now outlined five reasons his position is now under so much pressure.
Beyond the club’s poor run of form, the Spanish media outlet has clarified that there are five main reasons why the Frenchman has ‘run out of favor’ with the club’s hierarchy.
Firstly, it is said that Zidane’s team selections for the Galaticos are unpredictable and there is no saying which selection is the strongest XI, a situation which has created instability and a lack of continuity.
It has also been reported that his trust in Marcelo – who the report outlines as ‘clearly in decline’ – is a blind spot of the coach and detrimental to the team’s efforts; the Brazilian has started in all 10 La Liga defeats suffered in Zidane’s second spell, while the side are unbeaten in the 30 league games he has not started.
Zidane’s transfer requests have caused friction with the board, particularly that of French midfielder Paul Pogba, while his preferred signings of Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard have struggled.
It is also said there is anger with Zidane’s refusal to elevate players such as Marcos Llorente, Sergio Reguilon and Achraf Hakimi – who were all sold and are now doing well elsewhere.
Finally, there is tactics – with the analysis damning him of not having evolved his tactical approach or changed his setup since his first appointment five years ago.