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Zidane's coaching career begins with defeat

Zinedine Zidane’s first match in charge of Real Madrid’s reserve side ended in defeat as they were beaten 2-1 by Atletico Madrid B on Sunday.

The former World Player of the Year worked as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant as Real won the Champions League and Copa del Rey last season and is following in the footsteps of Pep Guardiola by beginning his career in management in the Spanish third tier.

Zidane was on his feet outside the dugout for all the game, giving out orders to his players from the sidelines.. 

And the Frenchman looked set for a fine start as Raul de Tomas gave his Castilla side a half-time lead.

However, two goals in eight second-half minutes from Daniel Aquino and Sekou Keita gave Atletico their second victory over Real in three days after the senior side beat Real to win the Spanish Super Cup on Friday.

How he must have wished he could have jumped in and done the job himself. 

As seen from this recent Vine video, Zidane has not lost his touch when he's off the sidelines and on the pitch. 

Source: AFP, Vine