“I am coach of Castilla and Benítez of the first team. Things are fine at the moment. I am with Castilla and if I stay at the club it is the coach of Castilla. Last year, at the end of the season, I had the feeling that I still lacked something to take over the first team.”

Former Real Madrid player Zinedine Zidane says he lacks the requisite experience to manage the club.

The French legend, who currently coaches Real’s reserve team, Castilla, has been tipped as a possible successor to Rafa Benitez, whose role has come under scrutinty following Saturday’s 4-0 home defeat to Barcelona.