Zinedine Zidane is considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time. The 42 year old used to play internationally for France, leading his country to victory in the 1998 World Cup. He then rose to more fame by scoring one of the most spectacular volleys in history for Real Madrid in the Champions League a year later.

After many years of glory, Zidane has now retired and is beginning a new career as a football coach. He has worked with some world class coaches, such as Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, but praises the coaching skills of Pep Guardiola, claiming that he is what truly inspires Zidane to be the best coach he can possibly be.

Pep Guardiola is a Huge Inspiration For Zidane's New CareerAlthough Zidane has never worked with Guardiola, he has always followed the Catalan’s football philosophy extremely closely. They have also played against each other when Guardiola was a player.

Although Zidane had coaching offers from many clubs in major European leagues, he chose to take charge of Real Madrid Castilla, explaining that he wanted to truly work his way up, as he is still a beginner when it comes to coaching.

Coaching football is very different to playing football, and Zidane states that he plans to be fully dedicated to the learning process, as he wants to someday be an experienced coach, just like Guardiola. Zidane plans to keep learning as much as he can from Guardiola, keeping a close eye on the great progress that he is making with Bayern, and watching how he puts his on take on the game.

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