The Madrid board will meet today to set a budget of €600 million. The club has total confidence in head coach Zinedine Zidane, according to strong club sources.
The Real Madrid Board of Directors will meet this afternoon to approve the club’s accounts for last season and set the budget for this season. “The future of Zidane does not appear on the agenda, and the club does not question nor has it ever questioned his position,” strong club sources told this newspaper.
“At Madrid, we don’t have to discuss the future of Zidane, a coach who has given us a lot and who is part of the club’s history.” The Board of Directors, which was announced two weeks ago “is not going to discuss matters related to the coach,” insisted the top-level sources consulted by AS. At Real Madrid, they believe that Zidane deserves a respect that “some are not giving him” and that the run of injuries to Hazard, Valverde, Carvajal and Ramos as well as the coronavirus cases in the squad (eleven so far this season) are not being taken into account.
At the club, they expect a reaction from the team in the Champions League, “We can still finish top of the group”, they maintain. The speedy recovery of the injured parties and a push to finish 2020 with important victories against the rivals, Sevilla and Atlético Madrid remains the priority. “In any case, in here no-one is going to talk about Zidane or of course, other coaches. The support of the club for Zinedine is unquestionable.”
Madrid will today approve the accounts for last season with a surplus of €300,000, a great achievement given the damage that the pandemic has done to football. In addition, Los Blancos will approve the budget for next season, which will be set at just over €600 million after the negative impact of €300 million that the virus has caused at the club. All these matters will be submitted for approval through the assembly of delegates, which will be scheduled this afternoon for the morning of Sunday, December 20.
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