Madrid: Real Madrid will appoint French great Zinedine Zidane, who currently works as an advisor the the club's president on first-team affairs, as its new sports director, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Real president Florentino Perez announced Wednesday that the club's management would be restructured following the dismissal of director general Jorge Valdano, who had clashed repeatedly with coach Jose Mourinho.
"There were two people with a strong sports character and the harmony that needs to exist was lacking. You were all witnesses of this over the past season. There was a clear dysfunction that needed to be resolved," he said.