By 90Min
October 14, 2017

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted that his long-term attachment to Los Blancos means that he is unlikely to ever consider a move to manage Barcelona. 

Asked ahead of his 100th game in charge of the reigning Spanish and European champions whether he would some day consider coaching their Clasico rivals, Zidane hailed his 'white heart' and dismissed the suggestions out of hand. 

"I've got my white heart and I'm not going to change," he said. "Many have asked me to be in another place and it's not for me, I'm here. I'm only thinking about what I'm doing at the moment and, with respect, nothing else."

Speaking about the milestone he will hit on Saturday at the Bernabeu against Getafe, he said: "I think the biggest thing I've learned is that you must take advantage of things and you must do that by working hard every single day you are here.


"The most beautiful moment for me so far here has been winning La Liga. You fight for that every day, it is a tremendously difficult thing to do and winning it is the ultimate feeling."

He also refused to be drawn into speculating on Saturday night's big game in La Liga, with Barcelona travelling to the Wanda Metropolitano to face Atletico in the season's first meeting of two of the league's big three clubs. 


Zidane, whose Real side sit seven points behind leaders Barcelona, said: "I'm focused on beating Getafe, and whatever happens [between Atletico and Barca], happens. I'm not after any result in particular; we're just concentrating on closing the gap."

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