Ottmar Hitzfeld says Real Madrid are crazy to appoint Zinedine Zidane as their coach


Zinedine Zidane

LEGENDARY German manager Ottmar Hitzfeld says Real Madrid are “crazy” to have appointed Zinedine Zidane as their new coach after sacking Rafa Benitez.

Zidane was promoted to the role on Monday, with his first test against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

The former France and Los Blancos superstar was previously coaching Madrid’s Castilla side in the Segunda Division B.

“For Zidane, it is like winning a lottery,” Hitzfeld told Blick.

“It is an insane, crazy decision. He is a manager without any experience. He only lives on his famous name as a player.

“He hasn’t proved anything as a coach yet and now he has to deal with the best players in the world,” added Hitzfeld, who won the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Kickoff