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Zidane to extend Real contract

Updated August 13, 2017

MADRID: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Saturday he will sign a contract extension in the near future with the club he has guided to back-to-back Champions League titles.

“I’m happy because it’s a sign of confidence, that we have done good work,” Zidane told a press conference when quizzed on reports over his future.

Madrid sports daily AS reported the Frenchman will be rewarded with a three-year deal for his feats in not only delivering two Champions Leagues in just 20 months in charge, but also Real’s first La Liga title for five years.

“I enjoy every day here,” added Zidane, who also ended his illustrious playing career at the Santiago Bernabeu. “I’m lucky enough to have this extraordinary squad and I am very happy with it.”

Zidane added a sixth trophy to his burgeoning collection as a coach when Madrid to retain the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2017