Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Zinedine Zidane QUITS As Real Madrid Boss

Zidane, 45, told a news conference at the Bernabeu Stadium he had "taken the decision not to continue next year".

"After three years, the players need a new voice and that is why it is time to change", stated Zidane at a press conference. But we know Zizou: when he makes a decision, you have to accept it and respect it.

That's a total of nine trophies - an average of a trophy every 16.6 matches.

But Zidane won the confidence of players and the rest is history.

"This is a sad day", Perez said. "I wanted him to be next to me forever. I have no doubt that he will return".

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Stepping up from managing the "Castilla" B team, he replaced Rafael Benitez in January 2016 and although Real were runners-up to Barcelona at the end of the league campaign, he toasted European glory as city rivals Atletico Madrid were vanquished after a penalty shootout in Milan. Despite their Champions League heroics, there must have been disappointment internally that Real fell 17 points behind Barca in the table and finished only three above Valencia in fourth place.

The bombshell decision came 12 years after another stunning blow from Zidane brought a controversial close to the midfielder's global career.

I rememvber the first time that I visited him in his house to sign him as a player and he was ready to play at Real Madrid and he told me that convincingly.

Guy Lacombe, Zidane's first coach when he joined AS Cannes, his first professional club, in 1988, said that there was little left to challenge the coach who had already won virtually everything.

"I'm not going to coach any other team next season". He has made no secret of that ambition. "There is no rush".

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