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5 reasons why Zidane shouldn’t be sacked even if he fails to win a trophy this season 

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Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final
Zidane already has two Champions League titles as a manager

And the trumpets have been blared, the bells have been tolling as some sections of the Madrid fanbase want to see the back of Zinedine Zidane. It is funny, isn't it? It was just 5 months ago when all of them were unified in their celebrations of a historic season where Madrid won the double.

And now, they are divided. Some want him gone and others want him to be given a chance.

To be honest, Madrid's erratic patch of now has Zidane's blind faith to be blamed, but that doesn't mean that he should be sacked if Madrid don't go on to win anything.

Also read: Zidane's blind faith is costing Madrid a lot right now

In fact, if anything, he deserves an elongated run as the manager of the team and here are 5 reasons why...

#5 Deserves leeway because of recent history

After a trophy-less season in 2014-15, Real Madrid sacked the then coach, Carlo Ancelotti, and hired Rafa Benitez. The decision didn’t go down well with many Madridistas as he wasn’t really among the admired figures among them.

And after half a season, as Benitez lost most of the dressing room, the fears of those Madridistas came to fruition and he was subsequently sacked in January. Zinedine Zidane was appointed as the manager to lead the team for the rest of the season, which was already considered as a damned season anyway.

However, by the end of it, he managed to win the Champions League – something that might have convinced Perez to keep him at the club – and repeated that feat the following season as well, but with the league crown as well.

After a season-and-a-half of mediocrity, this man brought 7 titles to the club in a span of 18 months – so he deserves the leeway that comes with it. And in a sane world, he should get it.

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