Wednesday, 20th March, 2013
Karim Benzema has backed Zinedine Zidane to become a top coach and explained that the former France international is like a big brother to him.
Zidane has come into contact with Benzema on a regular basis at Real Madrid, where he has worked as sporting director and is now due to coach one of the side’s youth teams as he pursues his dream of a career in the dugout.
Benzema admits that Zidane has been a great help in aiding him to rise to the challenge of being a Real Madrid player and revealed there is a deep friendship between the two.
"With Zizou, when I speak to him, he is like a big brother and a true friendship has developed between us", the hitman told French radio station RMC.
"I see him almost every two or three days."
And Benzema has backed Zidane to make the grade as a coach.
"Will he be a good coach? He knows football, so why not?"
Zidane enjoyed a glittering playing career and will surely command much respect when he steps into a dressing room as a coach.
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