Zinedine Zidane has been cleared to continue coaching Real Madrid’s reserve side while the Spanish Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAD) considers his club’s appeal against a three-month ban, Real said on Friday.
On Monday, Zidane was banned for three months for not having the necessary qualifications to coach in Spain.
Real appealed the decision and now the France legend, the two-goal hero of their World Cup final victory over Brazil on home soil in 1998, has been allowed to continue in his role.
Zidane’s assistant Santiago Sanchez, who was also sanctioned by the Spanish Federation (RFEF), has been likewise cleared to continue his duties.
“The TAD acquiesced to the club’s request for a provisional suspension (of the ban) which allows… the coaches of Real Madrid Castilla, Santiago Sanchez and Zinedine Zidane, to perform their professional activities until such time as a decision is taken on Real Madrid’s appeal against the decision taken by the (RFEF) appeal committee,” said Real in a statement.