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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Carlo Ancelotti told Zinedine Zidane to reject Bordeaux for Real Madrid stay

Zinedine Zidane stresses the need for Real Madrid to play better from the first whistle, but also refuses to blame his squad.

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he helped persuade Zinedine Zidane to turn down the Bordeaux job in 2014 in order to continue his development as an aspiring coach at Real Madrid.

Bordeaux offered Zidane his first managerial role at the end of the 2013-14 season, only for the Frenchman to reject his former club, preferring instead to remain at Madrid.

Zidane was Ancelotti's assistant coach in the Spanish capital at the time but would soon go on to take charge of Real Madrid Castilla,...