CAS allow Zinedine Zidane to continue as coach of Real Madrid Castilla

Zinedine Zidane has been cleared to continue in his role as assistant coach of Real Madrid's reserve team after the club successfully appealed to the Spanish Administrative Court for Sport.

Zidane was last month banned from coaching for three months -- along with the man he assists, Santiago Sanchez -- after he was found to have taken the role without the necessary coaching qualifications.

Real insisted he had been licensed by the French Football Federation to coach the Castilla side, who play in the Spanish third tier. The ban was suspended pending the hearing of their appeal and has now been overturned.

A club statement read: "Real Madrid CF communicates that the Administrative Court of Sport (TAD) has considered the appeal presented by the club, which allows the Real Madrid Castilla manager and assistant coach, Santiago Sanchez and Zinedine Zidane respectively, to carry out their professional activities.''