Zidane. Image Source: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images
Zidane said he would have taken Real job.
Former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane has revealed he would have taken the Los Blancos job if it was offered to him after Carlo Ancelotti was sacked.
The Madrid legend was Ancelotti's assistant in the 2013/14 season when they won the Champions League and Copa del Rey, but became the Castilla boss last term.
"Yes, I would have accepted the task of being Ancelotti's successor," Zidane told France Football.
"I am a professional and never refuse a challenge.
"But no, I am not disappointed I was overlooked in favour of Benitez. It was felt by the board that now was not the time for me to take over. These things happen naturally, one should not force them.
"It was not meant to be on this occasion. Madrid president Florentino Perez chose another coach, and that's that."
The Spanish giants sacked Ancelotti in May and employed former Liverpool and Valencia manager Rafa Benitez as the Italian’s successor.