Zinedine Zidane casts doubt on Real Madrid future amid open La Liga title race

Zinedine Zidane admitted being Real Madrid boss "takes a lot out of you" as he refused to commit his future to the Spanish giants.

Zidane, 48, returned for a second stint in the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat in March 2019 after a glittering two-and-a-half-season tenure between 2016 and 2018.

The Frenchman picked up his fifth major honour as a manager by leading Los Blancos to the La Liga title last July.

Zidane is under contract in the Spanish capital until the summer of 2022 but suggested the stress that comes with management means there is no guarantee he will pen a new deal.

Quizzed on whether he would sign a new long-term contract with Real, Zidane responded: "It takes a lot out of you, but it's a great position here.

'I'm lucky enough to say I'm manager of Real Madrid and take advantage of every moment.

"I can't say a month, a year or four years. Life is just about the day to day.

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"That's what I'm interested in: the day to day, to give everything I can, in every training session, every game. That's what I'm interested in.

"The rest? I don't know what's going to happen in one week. That's why we have to take advantage of the moment."

While Real can go top of La Liga with victory over Celta Vigo on Saturday night, Atletico Madrid have the advantage in the title race with multiple games in hand at the table's summit.

But Zidane was unfazed by his local rivals' lead, adding: "Being first means you have an advantage, and that's it. We just have to keep on going. We can't control [Atleti being favourites].

"They have an advantage because they're first, and that's it. People are speaking a lot about Atletico now, because, as I said, they're first.

"But the nice thing about this league, right up until the end, it's going to be an open league – as it always is. We'll see."

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