Monday, January 4, 2016 9:46 pm
Zinedine Zidane, the new coach of Real Madrid will hold his maiden press conference tomorrow. He was formally unveiled today.
According to an announcement by the club, Zidane will appear before the media in the press room at the Santiago Bernabeu at 13:30. The press interview will be beamed live on Realmadrid.com and Realmadrid TV.
His appointment was announced by club president Florentino Perez at a press briefing , during which he also announced the termination of the contract of Benitez. Zidane attended the briefing and thanked the club for giving him the opportunity.
“We have the best club in the world, the best fans in the world”, he said and promised to win win a trophy at the end of the year.
The ceremony ended with photo sessions featuring Perez, Zidane, his wife and children, and members of the Board of Directors of Real Madrid.
Here is an excerpt of the statement by Perez:
“Good evening, first of all thank you very much everyone for their presence in the Bernabeu. I appear to publicize the agreements just taken by the Board of Real Madrid. ” “Today we have made a difficult decision, especially for me, as it is terminating the contract of Rafa Benitez as first team coach. Let me make clear that this is a great professional and a great person. From here I want to acknowledge the work and dedication of Rafa Benitez during these months as coach of Real Madrid. “
“I also want to announce that the Board of Directors of Real Madrid has decided to appoint as the new coach of the first team to Zinedine Zidane . Zidane is undoubtedly one of the greatest figures in the history of football. He knows better than anyone what it means to be in charge of the first team of Real Madrid. He is fully aware of how hard and how exciting this is both complicated bench…
“Zidane, throughout his life, has managed to cope with the biggest football, has faced challenges and always with dedication and talent. Zinedine Zidane, this is your arena and this is your club. Have all our confidence and our support, get our fans excited and excite every game and Real Madrid will be at your side. You are, as of this moment, the coach of Real Madrid and for me as president, you have me by your side, because I also know that for you the word impossible does not exist.