Jose Mourinho not disappointed Zinedine Zidane got Real Madrid job

Real Madrid agree €50m deal for first summer signing under Zidane

Real Madrid agree €50m deal for first summer signing under Zidane

Real Madrid attacker Isco paid tribute to head coach Zinedine Zidane for returning despite the Spanish giants facing "tough" times.

"For Madrid it is ideal, and for him it is a great opportunity to demonstrate how good he is".

But Zidane made it clear in his presentation that sweeping changes must be made for his second coming to be a success, meaning many in his squad will be playing for their futures against Celta and in the other 10 remaining league games. The team has fallen into crisis since he left in May after winning an unprecedented third straight Champions League.

Real Madrid agree €50m deal for first summer signing under Zidane

With Zidane already established as an icon in Madrid, Isco believes the 46-year-old deserves even more recognition for pledging to rebuild the golden empire which has collapsed in his absence. The player had hoped following the unsuccessful stints of Lopetegui and Solari in the dugout might open the door for him to get another opportunity in Madrid.

"As a player he was fantastic, as a coach he has won everything". And all the credit for him being back now, when time is tough.

Jose Mourinho says Zinedine Zidane returning to Real Madrid is "perfect", insisting he is not disappointed about being overlooked.