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Top 4 records set by Zinedine Zidane

Modified 28 Mar 2018, 14:41 IST
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#3 Quickest manager in the history of the top 5 leagues to win 8 titles with a single club

Malaga CF v Real Madrid CF - La Liga
Zidane being lifted as Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions in 2017

As well as having a glittering playing career, Zidane's start to his managing career has been arguably even more successful.

Despite becoming Real Madrid's manager during a turbulent period, Zidane turned the club around and turned them into the title winning titans they were born to be.

Nothing demonstrates the impact of Zidane as a manager more than the record he set by winning 8 titles quicker than any other manager in a top 5 league.

It took Zizou only 23 months to achieve this, where during this period he won 2 Champions Leagues, 2 World Club Cups, 1 La Liga, 1 Spanish Super Cup, and 2 Uefa Super Cups.

This is an unprecedented feat that even Pep Guardiola couldn't achieve with his famous Barcelona team or any other manager for that matter.

It was a great achievement which served as ample evidence against his detractors that the Real Madrid legend was more than capable of leading Real Madrid to success as a manager just as he did as a player.

To achieve this so quickly in his young managerial career came unexpectedly to the footballing world, nevertheless, he has now established himself as one of the best managers in the world with his unique insight into football proving instrumental into Real Madrid's unprecedented success since 2016.

This record is exceptional as it is rarely an easy task for a manager to gel with his team from the off, it is something else entirely however for a manager to win at this unprecedented rate so quickly and due to the rarity of Zidane's record, it is unquestionably one of his best ones.

Published 28 Mar 2018, 14:41 IST
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