Real Madrid egos key for Zinedine Zidane, says Gerard Houllier | Sky Sports
"He'll need to understand the different types of egos, the perfectionists, the flighty ones, and the winners," said former Liverpool manager Houllier, who has been managing a Liverpool Legends side in Australia. He has to move the players forward individually and the team forward collectively. His vision of play, the way he trains the players will be key."
Zinedine Zidane not a nice guy - former France boss Domenech - ESPN FC
Former France manager Raymond Domenech says Zinedine Zidane is like a god and feels the new Real Madrid boss will be the best candidate to succeed Didier Deschamps as coach of Les Bleus. Domenech, 63, was manager of France at the 2006 World Cup, when Zidane drove his team to the final before infamously being sent off for headbutting Italy defender Marco Materazzi.
Real Madrid fringe players under Benitez to play Zidane - ESPN FC
Ahead of his first match in charge of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane faces a problem rarely posed to his short-lived predecessor Rafa Benitez: a fully-fit and available squad. During the Spaniard's brief tenure he was unable to call on a full complement of playing staff due to a spate of muscle injuries and other complaints, so if nothing else Benitez was able to spread a bit of playing time around.
Official: Castro joins Malaga | Football Espana
Malaga have completed the signing of former Real Sociedad midfielder Chory Castro on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The Uruguayan rescinded his link with La Real on Tuesday due to a lack of first-team opportunities, and he will now wear the No 5 jersey at La Rosaleda.
Alessandro Del Piero reportedly set for Mallorca role | Sky Sports
American businessman Robert Sarver and his consortium recently bought a majority shareholding in the second-tier Spanish side and he is keen to raise the profile of the club by handing basketball star Steve Nash an ambassadorial role. Nash is friends with the former Juventus striker and, according to Marca, he has used that friendship to convince Del Piero to take up the role.
Michu happy to be playing football again after Langreo debut - ESPN FC
Former Swansea forward Michu says he was nervous before making his debut for Spanish amateur side Langreo, but is just happy to be back playing football at any level. Michu, 29, scored 22 times for the Swans during the 2012-13 season as the Welsh side won the Capital One Cup Cup, while he also made his senior debut for Spain in a World Cup qualifier against Belarus in October 2013.