Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19, so he’s entrusted the reigns of his team to a man who has long been by his side, according to.
David Bettoni is the man who’ll be taking charge of Real Madrid during this weekend’s clash with Alaves in La Liga.
Their friendship dates back to Cannes at the end of the 1980s, where they met at a communal home that Zidane ended up at when he signed for the club. Bettoni also played in Italy while Zidane was doing the business for Juventus before joining Madrid.
Since the start Bettoni has been with Zidane, serving as a utility man until he earned his official coaching qualifications in 2017.
Bettoni knows how the Frenchman likes to work and they often confer mid-game together.
The pair have known each other since 17 and have won three Champions League titles together.
It won’t be the first time that Bettoni has taken a game for Los Blancos. When Zidane returned home after the death of his brother he led them last pre-season in Montreal.
The pair obviously share a strong bond, and Zidane will be hoping his old friend can deliver in what could a crucial few games for Madrid’s season.