Zinedine Zidane, the newly appointed head coach of Real Madrid FC, held the first training session with his new team, the Daily Mail reported on its website.
“Thousands of Real Madrid’s supporters applauded Zidane at the Valdebebas training ground as he put his players through their paces for the first time since being appointed manager until at least the end of the season. The 43-year-old was announced as Rafa Benitez's replacement on Monday in a decision which has ignited excitement among fans”, the article says.
“It’s a historical day”, says the message posted January 5 on the team’s official Twitter account.
Zidane, the 1998 world champion and the winner of Euro 2000, previously played for Real Madrid in 2001-2006.