The Brazilian prospect, who is next month due to formalise his move to Los Blancos after he celebrates his 18th birthday, was expected to be coached by the Frenchman.
But news of Zizou’s resignation has come as a blow for the talented forward, who is likely to be part of the Whites’ pre-season tour to the US.
“I was really looking forward to working with Zidane, but unfortunately it can’t be,” the Flamengo attacker told Marca after a 2-0 win over Bahia.
“Hopefully one day I can find him to give me some advice on how to improve as a player.”
Vinicius Junior also revealed he spoke to Brazilian compatriots Marcelo and Casemiro following their third consecutive Champions League success.
He added: “I spoke with Marcelo and Casemiro to congratulate them and wish them luck with the national team at the World Cup.”
Pochettino, in Spain for the launch of his book ‘A New World’, signed a new five-year deal at Tottenham last month but has been installed as the favourite to replace Zidane at the Bernabeu.
Pochettino told AS: “I take it naturally, it does not affect me at all, I am involved in a spectacular project where the motivation is tremendous. I renewed my contract recently for another five years, I am happy and I am happy that people at Tottenham are happy with me.
“I live in the present, that is the most important thing. I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be.”
The Frenchman followed his illustrious playing career with a phenomenal start to coaching as he secured nine trophies, including three Champions Leagues, during a two-and-a-half-year spell with Los Blancos.
Florentino Perez and Madrid’s club directors are keen to keep winning silverware and to that end, have already contacted Mauricio Pochettino and Joachim Low about the prospect of succeeding Zidane, Marca claim.
Pochettino is said to be at the top of their list and is the preferred choice but his situation is a more complicated one as he penned a new deal with Tottenham this year.
However, there is an agreement – albeit unofficial – in place with chairman Daniel Levy that would allow the Argentine to negotiate with the Spanish club if he wishes to.
Low has also been contacted but would have to leave his role as Germany coach prematurely as his contract runs until 2022.