Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed he will not be replaced by a new coach after the club’s disappointing Champions League exit.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the clubs Champions League clash with Lyon on Sunday, Perez confirmed he has not made any changes to the squad as he prepares for his first game in charge since winning the Spanish league title in 2010.
“We don’t have any new faces, and it is true that the players are tired, but I want to go on and have a great season,” Perez said.
“I won’t have anyone who has done this before, and this will not happen.”
The 34-year-old is a regular pundit on Spanish television and has guided the club to five straight La Liga titles, their fourth in a row.
“For a coach, you have to be focused,” he added.
“You have to think about your team and your objectives.
You have to keep in mind the fans, the fans of this club, the supporters of the league.”
It’s not a decision I made in one breath, and I am very happy with this team.
“Perez said he has received no formal enquiries from other clubs, and will decide on his future after the match.”
It is not the first time, and we will see what happens, but it is a big moment.”