Former Real Madrid midfielder and current Juvenil A coach Guti has admitted he wants to manage the first team in the future, although confesses that getting such a role is “a long way away”.
Guti is in charge of the Real Madrid Under-19s team and this season guided the players to a treble of trophies.
The Juvenil A side won the Copa de Campeones and the Division de Honor, and also claimed the Copa del Rey after a 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid this weekend.
With his Madrid youth team performing so well attention has turned to the possibility of Guti stepping up into a senior role and now the former Madrid, Besiktas and Spain player has revealed he is eyeing up Zinedine Zidane’s job.
The Frenchman has done a terrific job since taking charge of Real Madrid, guiding them to back-to-back Champions League trophies and the La Liga title this season.
And Guti does not believe he’ll have a shot of the Madrid first team job for quite a while yet.
Speaking to Spanish radio station El Transistor Guti said: “We aim as high as possible, and it would be stupid for me to say that managing the first team at Real Madrid is not my objective.
“But that is a long way away, and you have to go step by step. Zidane is doing a great job, and I want to learn. The future is a long way away.”
The former midfielder also hailed his old Madrid teammate for what he has achieved at the Spanish giants.
Guti added: “All Madridistas hope that Zidane will keep doing what he is doing for many years. We’re proud of our coach, and the great season that the first team have had is reflected in the one we have had.
“Zidane has to be a reference point for me. The objective for everyone is to be in the first team.”