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ZINEDINE ZIDANE will coach Real Madrid's second team, Real Madrid Castilla, next season. The club will be competing in the Spanish third division after being relegated from the second division after the '13-14 campaign. Zidane served as an assistant to first team coach CARLO ANCELOTTI for the past year (EL MUNDO, 6/25). ... The president of the French football club that lost its new female manager just hours before a first training session "blamed it on her being a woman on Tuesday." In an "astonishing response that will spark accusations of sexism," second division side Clermont Foot 63 President CLAUDE MICHY said, “She’s a woman so it could be down to any number of things ..." The Portuguese-born HELENA COSTA, 36, who became the first female coach of a French professional men’s team, "had refused to say why she was walking out on the club at a press conference on Tuesday" (London GUARDIAN, 6/25).