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Top 4 records set by Zinedine Zidane

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#4 Only manager to defend both the Champions League and the Club World Cup simultaneously


Previews - UEFA Champions League Final
Zidane has been praised for his management of Ronaldo's schedule ensuring CR7 peaks at the right time

Few could imagine the immediate success that Zidane would have in his managerial career with many sceptics puzzled by Madrid's choice of picking the inexperienced Frenchman to save the club from their recent poor form.

However, just like in his playing days Zidane stunned the footballing world and won back to back Champions League trophies, being the first manager to do that in the tournaments current format.

Not only that, but Zidane also led Real Madrid to back to back Club World Cup victories as well being the first manager to ever do that.

The hardest part of this achievement is definitely the back to back Champions League titles with many before almost achieving this feat but falling short, however where others failed Zidane succeeded.

Whilst the Club World Cup doesn't hold too much prestige with the victor almost always being a European squad it is still not a given that the Champions League winners will definitely win the tournament and for that reason, it does enhance this record slightly.

This record is an incredible one as it shows that Zidane has been able to maintain his high managerial level with little deviation and not only win these trophies but to do it in his first two and a half seasons as a manager is nothing short of a miracle.

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