Zidane resigned as Real Madrid coach 2

Zidane resigned as Real Madrid coach 2

After helping the Spanish Royal Club win the Champions League for the third consecutive time, the French coach suddenly resigned today, May 31.

`I have decided that I will not continue to be Real’s coach next season,` coach Zinedine Zidane said in an extraordinary press conference at noon on May 31 (Madrid time).

`This decision comes at the right time for everyone. It may sound strange, but the players, the team and I all feel satisfied. Real needs to continue to win new glory. To do that,

Zidane wore a suit and announced his resignation as Real coach.

The French coach affirmed his decision to resign because he did not see the possibility of continuing to lead Real to glory.

`I don’t want to start the new season with a string of bad results. I want to finish on top, just like when I was a player. It will be very difficult for me to repeat Real’s achievements next season.`

The French legend also affirmed that the reason he left had nothing to do with Cristiano Ronaldo – who hinted at the possibility of leaving the Bernabeu right after the Champions League final against Liverpool last weekend.

Zidane resigned as Real Madrid coach

Zidane decided to leave at the peak of his fame at Real Madrid.

Zidane’s announcement surprised club leaders, including President Florentino Perez.

The French coach also revealed that if Real lost to Liverpool in the 2018 Champions League final on May 26, he might not leave.

After announcing his resignation, Zidane stood up to thunderous applause in the auditorium.

The press conference was streamed online by Marca newspaper on Youtube, with up to 200,000 viewers at times.

As revealed by journalist Guillem Balague, Zidane had a meeting with President Perez and Director Jose Angel Sanchez yesterday May 30.

Zidane resigned as Real Madrid coach

Zidane spent 878 days as Real Madrid head coach, leading the club to play 149 matches, achieving a 70% win rate, using a total of 40 players, bringing home nine titles, including three consecutive Champions League Cups.

Zidane was appointed coach of Real in January 2016, replacing Rafa Benitez.

In total, Zidane led Real in 206 official matches, achieving a 70% win rate.

The Cadena COPE newspaper revealed that Real youth team coach – Guti Hernandez – will replace Zidane.

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