There has never been a season where manager Zinedine Zidane hasn’t won the Champions League.
After winning his second Champions League title in his second season as a first-team manager, Zidane has now received unconditional support from fiery Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
“Zidane can stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his life,” Perez said to Spanish media outlet Cadena Ser after the 4-1 victory over Juventus.
Zidane’s performance was outstanding throughout the season. Real Madrid shook off Barcelona to win the La Liga title, and they paraded through the Champions League past Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, and Sporting CP before brushing aside Juventus.
In the final, Zidane led his team to a stunning second-half display, made even more special after Juventus looked to be the better side through 45 minutes. Zidane’s tactical manipulations at halftime sparked an immediate change, with Madrid eventually putting more goals past Juventus (4) than all the Italian club’s other opponents through the entire competition (3).
However, Perez is known for his ruthlessness when it comes to personnel decisions at Real Madrid. He sacked Carlo Ancelotti just a season after winning the Champions League, axed Jose Mourinho after two wildly successful seasons thanks to one poor one, and even fired Vicente Del Bosque after he brought the club untold success in the early 2000’s.