- Zinedine Zidane's arrival is already causing a stir to Courtois keeping his number one shirt
- Courtois' father, Thierry, has accused the Spanish and Belgian media of bullying his son
- The ex-Chelsea man will face a stern test for Zidane goalkeeping favourite Keylor Navas
Zinedine Zidane has reportedly placed Real Madrid's first choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois' future in doubt following his arrival and his father cries out.
The Frenchman was brought back for a second spell at the Santiago Bernabeu just ten months after he resigned from the club.
Santiago Solari was sacked as manager after Los Blancos crashed out the Copa del Rey and Champions League in a week.
Two El Clasico losses with the space of three days and a further defeat to Ajax compounded the woes of the Argentine.
And despite a 4-1 victory over Rayo Valladolid, the decision had already been made to sack the Solari.
Zidane's return is expected to come with a huge spending spree as Eden Hazard, Christian Eriksen and N’Golo Kante on his shopping list.
But Courtois, who only arrived from Chelsea at the beginning of the season could see his future thrown into doubt.
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Zidane has never been a fans of the 27-year-old's arrival at the Bernabeue, as reports from The Independent claim frozen Keylor Navas is set to reclaim his number one spot.
Courtois' father Thierry has been critical of the Spanish and Belgian media, who he feels are bullying his son.
"I feel that everyone is targeting Thibaut," he said.
"The Spanish press, and also the Flemish. As a father, I can not ignore that.
"A goalkeeper is always the first target, it is part of the job. For right or wrong, I let you judge that.
“But after the match against Ajax, he was targeted because of the fourth goal after he’d played well. This single mistake has taken on huge proportions.
"There are also personal things that come out in the press. I see the intentions of journalists to my son. I’m struggling with that, but luckily Thibaut is above that.
"He knows what to do and is aware of his qualities and he will not doubt himself."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Zinedine Zidane returned as Real Madrid manager after the sacking of Santiago Solari and Cristiano Ronaldo's topic was brought during his unveiling.
Los Blancos have re-signed the 45-year-old as manager on a three-year deal after the European champions’ season collapsed within seven days.
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