Former Santiago Bernabeu manager Zinedine Zidane has turned down the chance of a return to his former club as reported by former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.
Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as manager of Real in January 2016 and led Los Blancos to three successive Champions League titles before stepping away last summer.
Following Real’s terrible recent form under the real manager,Santiago Solari it had been suggested that Zidane could make a dramatic return to the Bernabeu,the Spanish giants have now contacted the Frenchman about a possible return with immediate effect to get the club back on it’s feet, but Zidane has turned the offer down.
In the last week, Real have been knocked out of the Copa Del Rey by Barcelona, effectively done and dusted in the La Liga title race following another defeat to the Blaugrana – and they were eliminated from the Champions League following a 4-1 hammering inflicted by Ajax at the Blaugrana.
Zidane has not managed a club since walking out on Real just days after their famous win over Liverpool last May and has been one of the most sought-after bosses in Europe.
Zidane is reportedly interested in the Juventus job, another of his former clubs, should Max Allegri decide to leave.
Jose Mourinho, was sacked by Manchester United in December, has been linked with a return to the club where he won one league title and one Copa Del Rey between 2010 and 2013.