Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has opened up on why speculation of Jose Mourinho replacing at the Spanish giants bothers him.

Los Blancos surrendered their LaLiga top spot to Barcelona on Saturday after a shock 1-0 loss to Real Mallorca and are also bottom of their Champions Leaugue group, a situation which has fuelled speculation of the Frenchman’s exit and the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ being rumored to replace him.

Speaking ahead of the Champions League clash with Turkish side Galatasaray, which they must win to salvage their campaign, Zidane admitted that the rumours irritate him.

“In football, people forget what you’ve done in the past,” the French coach said according to Bein Sports. 

“The important thing is the present…I’m not going to say it doesn’t bother me what is being said about other coaches, because it does.”

“But what I have to do as a coach is to give everything, get the players to do the same, to give everything – and that’s all I can do,” he added.

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