Zidane cleared to return to coaching until appeal verdict

The Real Madrid Castilla boss had been hit with a three-month suspension for not having the required coaching credentials but that ban has now been put on hold

Real Madrid have revealed that Zinedine Zidane has been cleared to continue coaching until the appeal against his three-month ban is heard.

The Frenchman had been hit with the suspension by the Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Appeals Commission on October 27 for working as Real Madrid Castilla boss without the required coaching licence.

Los Blancos challenged the ruling, but their case was dismissed by the RFEF’s Appeals Commission on Thursday.

However, Zidane and his assistant, Santiago Sanchez, have now been now been granted temporary injuctions against their respective bans by the Spanish Sport Ministry.

“Real Madrid C. F. communicates that the Spanish Sport Ministry’s Administrative Court (TAD) has granted the precautionary suspension requested by the club, allowing the coach and assistant coach of Real Madrid Castilla, Santiago Sanchez and Zinedine Zidane respectively, to carry out their professional activity as soon as the Real Madrid’s appeal against the decision from the Appeals Committee is resolved,” read a statement released by the European champions.

Consequently, both Zidane and Sanchez will be able to take to the bench for Real Madrid Castilla’s meeting with Rayo Vallecano B on Saturday.

France icon Zidane brought the curtain down on his illustrious playing career in 2006, after five successful seasons in the Spanish capital.

The World Cup winner then return to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2013 to serve as an assistant to first-team coach Carlo Ancelotti before taking charge of the club’s reserve side this summer.

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