Raul's brilliant relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is also close.
Madrid native Guti'sJuvenil side completed a historic domestic treble in his first season in charge previous year, although the 2017-18 season saw them finish third in the regional table, behind Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano's youth teams.
Further evidence of a rift between Real Madrid and Zidane has emerged with the suggestion that the French coach wanted to begin next pre-season with two weeks training in Madrid before the summer tour.
In a recent interview, Murcia president Victor Galvez suggested that Los Blancos are set to make youth coach Guti the next first-team manager.
"I think for him it's good news he left Real Madrid".
Guti made 542 appearances for Real Madrid during a 14-year career at the Bernabeu, helping the club to 15 trophies including five La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns.
Speaking about his former team-mate, Pires believes that it was the right time for Zidane to move on, leaving after achieving unheralded success. "He is preparing himself to be a coach in the future and it could be at Real Madrid".
Tyson Fury wins comeback after opponent is retired
In his exile, Fury has not lost his off-beat sense of humour and it is another trait that appeals to fight fans and beyond. Seferi (23-2), a career cruiserweight, tried in vain to reach Fury's head with sluggish right uppercuts.
US, North Korea Sign Agreement at Historic Summit
The moment, as it played out, was slightly awkward, with Mr Kim seen staring at the ground and Mr Trump fidgeting with his hands. Dozens of cameras snapped photos as the two men first came together in front of a background of USA and North Korean flags.