When Zinedine Zidane was ushered in to replace Rafael Benitez as Real Madrid manager in January 2016, many were sceptical over the Frenchman’s ability in the hot seat.
The Los Blancos legend had enjoyed some success with the club’s Castilla side, but few could have imagined he would make such a smooth transition into one of the most demanding jobs in the world.
In fact, smooth doesn’t do him justice, with Zidane claiming two Champions League trophies and a La Liga title in his season-and-a-half in charge of the Spanish giants.
He has proven to be a tactical genius, whipping the squad’s star men into line and bringing in a whole host of exciting young talent.
Now, Marcelo – who enjoyed his best ever campaign with the club under the Frenchman – has revealed that Zidane implemented his tactical nous during the half time break in the Champions League final.