Zidane will come up towards Guardiola for the primary time as a supervisor when their sides meet in a blockbuster tie within the Champions League final 16 subsequent February.
“Will probably be particular to face him, I revered him loads as a participant and I do as a coach, I believe he’s the very best coach on this planet,” Zidane advised a information convention forward of his facet’s La Liga sport at dwelling to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
“He has proved himself all through his profession and naturally I am trying ahead to dealing with his staff.”
The 2 midfielders solely confronted one another thrice on the pitch, with Zidane becoming a member of Actual as a participant in 2001 simply as Guardiola had referred to as time on his wealthy profession with Barcelona.
Each males have had enormous success as coaches, with Guardiola profitable eight league titles with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Metropolis in addition to two Champions Leagues with Barca, whereas Zidane has lifted Europe’s greatest prize thrice as Actual coach.
Actual are second in La Liga, locked on 36 factors with leaders Barcelona after Wednesday’s 0-Zero draw within the ‘Clasico’.
Zidane will nonetheless be with out injured pair Eden Hazard and Marcelo for the sport towards seventh-placed Athletic and also will be lacking midfield anchor Casemiro by means of suspension.