A former France coach Raymond Domenech has stated that Real Madrid would not sack Zinedine Zidane.
He said rather, the club would boot out top players.
Zidane has won seven titles since taking over the senior side in January 2016, making them the first club to win back to back Champions League crowns in its current format.
Real Madrid, however, have not started the current season on a bright note.
They are 10 points behind Barcelona after they drew 0-0 draw with local rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
They are also second to Tottenham Hotspur in their European group.
Reacting, Domenech backed Zidane to retain his job.
He told Goal, “Look at Sir Alex Ferguson he had problems. He may have been one or two matches from being sacked, he was at the bottom of his time at Manchester United but we saw what he did after.
“Even the biggest coaches have problems, sometimes you have difficulties and then you have to build again. You can’t win in Europe in every season, champions of Spain every season. It is difficult to live with but he has to live with it.
“I think it will be different for Zidane [than other Real Madrid coaches]. He has been a great player at Madrid, he won twice in the Champions League. He won the league ahead of Barcelona. He has a long time for the fans to forget The players will be first to be sacked, Zidane only after that.
“Manchester United and Arsenal have shown patience with coaches can mean success. Money makes people think that they can have the best team in Europe overnight, no, they need time. I don’t think mentalities are going to change though.
“Media now, one bad result and they say the coaches are the problem. Two bad results is a problem and after three bad results they want a new one, that’s a big problem.”