Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed he has signed a new contract with the Spanish and European champions, though admitted following Wednesday night's draw with Numancia that his deal "means nothing".
Los Blancos have consistently faltered under the French coach so far this season, even while Real have swept up two consecutive Champions League titles and beat Barcelona to the domestic crown last year. Real sit a mammoth 16 points behind the Spanish league leaders at the moment, though do have a game in hand.
Real progressed to the next round of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday night - limping through with a second leg draw - but after the game Zidane made public the fact that the deal had been signed. As far as he is concerned, however, he's not planning for the distant future - seemingly reiterating comments he uttered following the recent draw with Celta Vigo.
Zidane said, via Goal: "
Reports have suggested that Real could well decide to part ways with Zidane at the end of the season or some point before, given their form in both the Champions League and La Liga since the season started.
A double from Lucas Vazquez earned a 2-2 draw with Numancia on Wednesday, putting Real through 5-2 on aggregate, and Zidane admitted he was happy with the result - which was earned by largely a second string of players.
"I am happy with what the players did.
"All the questions, things you think about bad play or whatever, it could be. But we are convinced we will move forward.