Former Real Captain Aiming For Zidane's Post
Former Real Madrid Captain Aiming For Zinedine Zidane's Post
A former Real Madrid captain has admitted he would like to have Zinedine Zidane's role as Los Blancos' first team manager one day.
Jose Maria Gutierrez Hernandez, more commonly known as Guti, was a midfielder who made more than 500 appearances for the Spanish giants during his playing career.
Guti, who is now in charge of Real's U19 team, has been making a name for himself as a coach in recent years, and recently confessed that he would like to have the opportunity to manage the club's first team at some point in the future.
"We aim as high as possible, and it would be stupid for me to say that managing the first team at Real Madrid is not my objective," he told Spanish radio station El Transistor.
"But that is a long way away, and you have to go step by step. Zidane is doing a great job, and I want to learn. The future is a long way away."
Zidane's former teammate also praised the work the Frenchman has been doing, and hopes his success will continue.
"All Madridistas hope that Zidane will keep doing what he is doing for many years. We're proud of our coach, and the great season that the first team have had is reflected in the one we have had," Guti added.
"Zidane has to be a reference point for me. The objective for everyone is to be in the first team."
The 40-year-old guided his young Los Blancos side to an impressive treble last season.
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