Madrid - Former world football superstar Zinedine Zidane has reportedly passed his coaching license exam and is free to serve next season as an assistant coach at Real Madrid under new boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The Spanish sports paper Marca reported on Tuesday in its online edition that the 41-year-old Zidane passed the text by the French Football Federation in Paris.
Real president Florentino Perez wanted to hire Zidane as director of sports but the former great chose to become a coach. It's unclear what tasks the Frenchman will have in his new position.
Ancelotti, who coached Zidane while together at Juventus Turin, has brought along to Madrid his former assistant Paul Clement from Paris Saint Germain.