The former Arsenal and Aston Villa playmaker believes the French World Cup winner is hanging on by the skin of his teeth at the Santiago Bernabeu, despite guiding them to back-to-back Champions League wins in his first two seasons in charge.
However, while theyve reached the final once more in 2018, their domestic form has been disappointing – finishing 17 points behind La Liga winners Barcelona.
And Merson thinks that failure to deliver the Champions League trophy would be the end of the road for Zidane.
Jurgen Klopp could get Zinedine Zidane the sack tonight because he is the better manager, Merson told the Daily Star.
I know Zidane has won two Champions League titles in a row but he has had world class players to work with.
You should be judged on what you do in your domestic league when youre a manager and Real Madrid are so far behind Barcelona now its ridiculous.
Barcelona are not even that good – but Real have only won the league once since Zidane took over and this season they only finished a very distant third.
Hes been getting out of jail by winning the Champions League. But competitions like that are a bonus. The league is your bread and butter.
You cant judge a manager in a knockout competition because you need a bit of luck and a good draw to win them.
Zidane could win three in a row and that would be an amazing achievement. But if he loses the final I would be shocked if he keeps his job because they are miles behind Barcelona.
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