Zinedine Zidane rules out Raphael Varane for Real Madrid's clash against Sevilla

Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia right is up for the clash in Spain's capital

Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia right is up for the clash in Spain's capital

The managerial merry-go-round of football is one facet that's seemingly unique to the sport.

The central defender limped off the pitch 38 minutes into their game against the Germans and will miss the weekend clash against Eduardo Berizzo's side.

During his time at Real as a player, Zidane was massively successful - he starred in the legendary Galactico side and won La Liga in 2002/03, but of course his crowning achievement came a season prior to that, when he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final - a classic volley - to help Real claim their ninth title. He took over in January 2016 when Rafael Benitez was sacked after years of behind-the-scenes work after his 2006 retirement, and a short stint as the head coach of Real's B-team.

Madrid have lifted the Champions League twice in a row and inched once step closer to winning the competition again last night, beating Borussia Dortmund 3-2.

"I don't care what team we play, this doesn't take place until February", the former France midfielder added.

"We have thirty days to see what can happen".

Zinedine Zidane faces a selection headache for the visit of Sevilla on Saturday after an injury to Raphael Varane left Real Madrid extremely light on defenders.

"He won't be there Saturday that is for sure".

On Keylor Navas' future, Zidane said that he was happy with the keeper's performance. "Llorente's played at centre-back before, so we'll see".

"I saw Keylor [Navas] play well, although we can always give a little bit more, like always".

With injuries piling up for the Madrid boss, the Frenchman claimed that some business could be done in the upcoming January transfer window.

Addressing the possibility of new arrivals in January, Zidane was also remaining tight-lipped over any Bernabeu newcomers. Cristiano Ronaldo, who created a new Champions League record of being the first player to score in every group stage match of the season, will hope to find the net at home.