Zidane responds to rumours linking Mourinho with Madrid return
Zidane responds to rumours linking Mourinho with Madrid return

Zidane responds to rumours linking Mourinho with Madrid return

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is not worried about rumours linking Jose Mourinho with a return to the club and is only focussed on their next La Liga match against Sevilla. 

The former Madrid midfielder has come under pressure after an indifferent start to the season, which only worsened after a 3-0 thumping away to PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday night. 

After the defeat in Paris, reports surfaced that the former Chelsea, Man United and Real manager, who has been out since leaving the Old Trafford job would make a stunning return to Madrid. 

Speaking ahead of their Sunday match against Sevilla, the Frenchman, however, said he understands the pressure that comes with the job and was not worried at all. 

"It doesn't annoy me that his name is linked, that's how it is. I don't have to say if it annoys me or not, that's the situation. Here, you lose a game and you have to change something. It's difficult, but that's the reality," 

Zidane only came back to the club in March to steady a sinking ship, having initially left at the end of the 2017/18 campaign following another triumph in the UEFA Champions League. 

He indicated he was not thinking about another 'step-down' and would give the job his all, further calling for support from all involved. 

"I'm not thinking about that," he said. "I'm concerned with the game tomorrow. We can't control what is said outside, only what we do on the pitch," 

Zidane's side take on Sevilla on Sunday, knowing another defeat will deal a major blow to an already shaky start to the new campaign. 

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