SLTV: Casillas: Zidane Reminds Me Of Vicente del Bosque
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas has discussed Zinedine Zidane’s transformation from a player to a coach.
The French head coach has won nine trophies in his first two seasons at the helm of Real Madrid, before stepping down at the end of last season.
However, the former Juventus and Real Madrid midfielder since made his return to the head coach role at Los Blancos, as he looks to turn around their fortunes after being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League.
Speaking to LaLiga, Casillas, who is under the mentorship of the 46-year-old head coach, has explained how Zidane has transformed from a world-class player to a coach.
“Making the jump from player to a manager isn’t easy, it’s not easy at all when you’ve been the best, one of the best of all time, something we’ve all seen out on the pitch, making that move seems like it should be easy. We’ve seen so many cases in which it hasn’t worked out that way,” the Spaniard explained.
“Zidane always seems to be in control of the situation, he’s also a young coach who’s in touch with his players, he’s happy for them to be the stars. When I see him at a press conference, he reminds me of Vicente del Bosque. Vicente was never the kind of coach who wanted the spotlight,” he added.