French coach and football legend Zinedine Zidane has steered Real Madrid to a record 34th Spanish league title, an 11th overall trophy win under his leadership.
Fellow Frenchman Karim Benzema scored twice against Villareal for a 2-1 victory on Thursday to extend Madrid’s 10-match perfect winning record following the coronavirus-enforced break, sealing the club’s first league title in three years.
“This is one of the best days in my life professionally,” said Zidane, 48.
“This is a tremendous feeling because what these players have done is incredible. I am lost for words because I am too emotional.”
After taking over as coach from Rafa Benitez at the start of 2016, Zidane led the club to three straight Champions League titles, two European Super Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups.
He quit at the end of the 2017-18 season, but was asked to return less than a year later as the team endured a streak of poor results in the Spanish league and the Champions League.