Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez has dismissed rumors of Zinedine Zidane’s departure at the end of the season following his side’s 1-0 victory over Atletic Bilbao on Sunday night.
According to reports, the French manager has told his players that he would not be carrying on as coach next season ahead of their La Liga game withSevilla
denied the talk and has rubbished all the rumors surrounding
’s future at the club.
“News has come out that he told us something in a talk,”
he told a post-match interview withMarca
“I don’t know anything about this, the coach has a contract here and he is fine with us, but it’s a decision he and the club will make.”
ensured the La Liga title race will go down to the final weekend as they beatAthletic Bilbao
1-0 at San Mames on Sunday thanks to a second-half goal from defender
The result sees second-placed Real move onto 81 points, two behind city rivalsAtletico Madrid
, who beatOsasuna
2-1 on Sunday thanks to two late goals.
If Atletico Madrid draw or lose in their last day trip toReal Valladolid
, Real Madrid will clinch the title with a victory because of their head-to-head record over Los Rojiblancos this season.