Assistant to Zinédine Zidane for long seasons at Real Madrid, David Bettoni now dreams of emancipating himself by taking charge of a team as number one, and why not in Ligue 1.
Close to David Bettoni since their joint years as a player in Cannes in the early 1990s, Zinédine Zidane did not hesitate to take on his friend as his assistant during his two stints on the sidelines of Real Madrid. With some success since the two men have won the Champions League three times while being twice champions of Spain. With this record in his pocket, David Bettoni now aims to jump into the deep end. Knowing that his Zizou is still without a job since leaving Madrid last year, the 50-year-old wants to launch his career in the coming weeks, and why not in L1, where LOSC notably checked his name to take the sequel to Jocelyn Gourvennec. A good idea, in the words of Fred Hermel.
Bettoni “is totally prepared to take the reins of a team in L1”
Bettoni: Is it an assurance of success to have been Zidane’s assistant?
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“Arrigo Sacchi was not bad as a coach, right? And for many years, he had a certain Carlo Ancelotti as his assistant. José Mourinho was an assistant at Barça… The history of football is made up of people who were someone’s assistant before starting. This is the logic of things. Zizou’s success is the success of Zidane and Bettoni. When Zizou takes Castilla, he calls Bettoni. In January 2016, when Florentino Perez asked Zizou to take Real, Zizou asked Bettoni as an assistant while Real wanted to put Santiago Solari. For Zidane, it was with Bettoni or nothing. It’s the truth. Bettoni is therefore essential in Zidane’s career. Even as a low-level player, he was already very interested in tactics. He is fully prepared to take the reins of a team in L1., detailed, in the program Rothen ignites, the consultant of RMC, who thinks that Bettoni has a great future in front of him. French clubs to seize this opportunity.