Real Madrid Castilla coach Zinedine Zidane has been banned from coaching for 3 months for not having necessary qualifications.
Disciplinary proceedings, which concluded in Madrid on Monday, have found that Zinedine Zidane is coaching the Real Madrid Castilla side without having the relevant qualifications.
Francisco Rubio, the judge of the Disciplinary Committee of the Segunda Division B, found that the accusations made against former Real Madrid and France legend are correct and he upheld the very same sentence announced on 10th October by Alberto Calderon, the investigating officer, against Zidane and his assistant Santiago Sanchez.
According to the rules of RFEF, certificate from the governing body of Spanish football is necessary to become a coach of Segunda Devision club and they found that Zidane has not complied with the required qualifications.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have issued a statement disagreeing with the ruling of Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and they have said that the club will file an appeal against this decision.
The statement read: “In response to the sanction handed down by the Competition Committee to the Real Madrid Castilla’s head coach and second coach, Santiago Sánchez and Zinedine Zidane respectively, Real Madrid C. F. would like to outline the following:
1. The club’s absolute disagreement with the decision, not least of all because Zinedine Zidane has been authorised by the French Football Federation to work as a head coach in the category Real Madrid Castilla currently find themselves in, as the certificate issued by said Federation from 13 October 2014 states.
2. Real Madrid will pursue every available legal avenue so that this decision is overturned.”
Real Madrid Played Fantastically Against FC Barcelona: Ramos
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said that he is proud of Real Madrid’s game against arch rivals FC Barcelona and that Los Blancos played fantastically against the Blaugrana.
“When you play as consummately as we did in the ‘Clásico’, you enjoy it all the more”. Ramos said. “Still, we mustn’t let it get to our heads. We did a very good job, but we have to keep it up; they’re still a point ahead of us”.
FC Barcelona captain Xavi remarked after the Clasico that Real Madrid were better on counter attacks. But Ramos said that the overall game of Ream Madrid was also very good. “There are 20,000 opinions out there, that’s the beauty of football, and they should all be respected, but anyone who knows football knows that we played fantastically and with a lot of intensity. You have to be realistic”.