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Under-pressure Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has tipped former team-mate Raul to coach the Spanish giants one day.

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Zidane took his Madrid side to Istanbul for a Champions League clash with Galatasaray last week following a run of just four victories in 10 outings in all competitions.

A 1-0 LaLiga loss at Real Mallorca had heaped the pressure on Zidane, with Jose Mourinho linked with a high-profile return to the Spanish capital, but they got back to winning ways by beating Gala 1-0 on Tuesday.

Speaking on the 25th anniversary of Raul’s debut for the 13-time European champions, Zidane tipped the 42-year-old – who currently coaches Madrid’s Castilla side – to follow in his footsteps and earn promotion to the top job in the future.

“I played alongside him and he was an important player for this great club,” Zidane said.

“I’m sure he’ll coach Real Madrid one day.”