The Frenchman resigned as Real Madrid manager in a shock announcement, days after leading them to their third consecutive title.
Zinedine Zidane has left Real Madrid after being in charge since 2016. He announced his resignation only five days after leading the club to Champions League glory. He was the first manager to win three consecutive Champions League titles.
He also won the La Liga title with Real Madrid in 2016-17. Zidane didn’t lose a single cup final during his time at the helm of the club.
In February, he suggested that being a manager of a giant club like Real Madrid is tiring. Zidane was earlier the head coach for Real Madrid Castilla.
Addressing the media, Zidane said, “I love this club, I love the president. He gave me the opportunity to come as a player and now manager and I am eternally grateful. But we have to change.”
The Frenchman admitted that the decision won’t make sense to many, as it comes on the brink of a Champions League win. ” But the decision, for many, doesn’t make sense. But it does to me. It is the moment to make a change.”
Zidane has given the Real Madrid a plenty of great memories to choose from. Real Madrid won 9 trophies in the last three seasons under Zidane. Talking about his best memories at the club, Zidane said,
“The most beautiful moment was when the president brought me to play for this great club. If there’s one as a coach, it was winning La Liga. For me that was the top.
This year the worst was losing the game against Leganés in the second leg of the Copa del Rey. I won’t use the word but you know it.”