Zinedine Zidane named as the French coach of the year
Real Madrid are going through a rough patch in the La Liga this season but manager Zinedine Zidane has an opportunity to celebrate after he was named French coach of the year for the second consecutive season. The former French footballer led Real Madrid to the La Liga and the Champions League double in 2017. Here's more about his achievement.
French coach of the year for second successive time
Zinedine Zidane was voted as French coach of the year by France Football magazine for the second consecutive year for his successful 2017. Last year, he won five trophies with Real Madrid. With Zidane at the helm, Real Madrid won the La Liga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup all in 2017.
Another trophy in Zidane's cabinet
Zidane beat former team-mate and French national team head coach Didier Deschamps and Lyon's manager Bruno Genesio, to win the award. Zidane was also named Best FIFA Men's Coach in 2017. Zidane became the first manager to successfully defend the Champions League trophy, which he won in his debut season as Real Madrid's manager.
Zidane is walking a tightrope
However, the 2017-2018 season has been a disaster for Zidane. Real Madrid are struggling in the La Liga and are 16 points behind league leaders Barcelona. They even succumbed to a 3-0 El Clasico defeat. As for the Champions League, PSG awaits them in the round of 16, where the likes of Neymar, Mbappe, and Cavani would be looking to send them packing.