Michel wants Real Madrid post

Former Real Madrid midfielder Michel believes he would be a success if given the chance to coach either Los Blancos or the Spanish national team.

Michel, who is currently the manager of Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille, says he would be a suitable candidate to replace his former teammate Zinedine Zidane at Madrid if he is not offered the role permanently or the Spanish National team after Vincent del Bosque retires after the 2016 European Championships in France.

"Any coach would like to lead the national team," he told Onda Cero. "I have been cautious in the past, but if he [Del Bosque] leaves, why not?

He then added: "I do not want to stop being cautious, but I feel as capable as any coach to train Real Madrid."

The 52-year-old also commented on Real Madrid's inconsistency, that sees them trail rivals Barcelona by 12 points in La Liga so far this season. He advised the clubs hierarchy and fans to keep calm and not rush to sack the man at the helm.

"Of course, as a Madrid supporter I hope for a coach that is winning a lot of matches," he said. "It is a moment to stop and have a little calmness. Nothing is achieved with coaching changes."