Zidane honoured by coaching gong
Posted: 1 January 2018 Time: 16:25
Zinedine Zidane said he was honoured to have been named European Coach of the Year but has dedicated the award to Real Madrid president, players and supporters.
The former World Cup winner led the Galacticos to the La Liga title and UEFA Champions League crown, as well as the FIFA Club World Cup in a trophy-laden 2017.
And, speaking after receiving the award, Zidane said: “I want to say thank you, here I am representing the club and its president [Florentino Pérez].
"It's an honour for me and the club.
"Receiving this award means that things are working well.
"Thanks also to the president and to Real Madrid for giving me the opportunity [to coach the team].
"All the players are incredible and I congratulate all of them.
"This is for them, not for me. Thanks also to all the coaches. I have won many things, but this job is very difficult.”