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Zidane Pays Tribute to Tite

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane paid tribute to Brazil coach Tite during FIFA’s ‘The Best’ ceremony in London on Monday evening. The Frenchman picked up the gong for coach of the year after leading Real to become the first team to successfully defend the Champions League in its current format.

Zidane also led Madrid to the La Liga title, but he stopped to pay tribute to Brazil manager Tite. The pair converse a lot given the prominent involvement of Marcelo and Casemiro in the Seleção.

“Tite's work is terrific! I told him that, because we met a few times and talked about football. I congratulate him for his work and, in any case, this trophy is for all coaches, especially him. And I hope that Tite also gets this award because he is a great coach,” he told Globoesporte.

“We talked a few times. The first, in preseason, to talk about the Real players, about the form and performance of each one. Then we had another conversation. But I talk a lot over the phone with other coaches because I need to know how the players are.

Zidane also had a personal message for the Brazil boss, “Thank you for being who you are and keep it up. I'm sure you're going to take this title soon.”


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