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Zinedene Zidane Resigns as Real Madrid Manager a week after his UEFA Success

Despite Zinedene Zidane securing a third progressive UEFA title, his tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu has come to an end after two and a half years as the Manager for Real Madrid. Zidane took the managerial position from Rafael Benitiz on 2016.

The club reported on Thursday 31st May 2018 that Zidane was to show up in a rushedly organized news conference that put to rest numerous speculations that his tenure at the helm Santiago Bernabeu could be coming to at an end.

Zidane affirmed his departure toward the beginning of the news briefing, only five days after he managed the 3-1 Champions League final prevail against Liverpool.

“I have chosen not to be Real Madrid mentor next season,” said Zidane, who was joined by club president Florentino Perez in the press briefing.

“I addressed Florentino yesterday [Wednesday] to disclose to him my contemplations, my emotions. I know it’s an abnormal minute for everybody included, except I believe it’s the correct choice.

“I think this group needs to continue winning yet I believe following three years a change is required, something other than what’s expected, an alternate message, unique methods for going about things.

“That is the reason I chose to take this choice. It’s a club I cherish, and I adore the president as well, he conveyed me to this colossal club, and I will dependably be appreciative, yet I think a change is required so I won’t be here next season.”

Indeed, even European achievement, which he additionally oversaw in every one of his initial two seasons responsible for the group, has not been sufficient to convince him to delay his spell.

Madrid’s third place in La Liga this season could be linked to his exit. The European giants finished the La Liga campaign trailing their fierce rivals Barcelona with 17 points.

He did, notwithstanding, affirm that he was not pushed out of the Real Madrid’s manager’s position.

“It’s my choice,” he said. “For some individuals, this won’t bode well, yet it does make perfect sense for me. It’s the ideal opportunity for a change.

“There have been extreme circumstances, in the Copa del Rey prominently, and I keep in mind those. This club is in my heart. It finished well for me when I was a player, and it’s finished well for me as the manager.”

Zidane took the Real Madrid managerial position in January 2016 from Rafael Benitez. He has steered the Spanish giants for 149 matches. He won 105 of those games, and additionally three Champions League titles, he likewise enjoyed success in La Liga title in the 2016-2017 campaign period.

Some facts about the Former Real Madrid Manager

Zinedine Zidane by Tasnim 01.jpgZinedine Yazid Zidane nicknamed “Zizou”, is a French retired professional footballer who last managed Real Madrid for the past 2.5 years. He played as an attacking midfielder for the France national team, Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid.

Personal information

Full name Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth 23 June 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Marseille, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
Spouse: Véronique Zidane (m. 1994)
Children: Enzo Fernández, Luca Zidane, Elyaz Zidane Fernández, Théo Zidane
Social Profiles


Did you know: Zinedine Zidane has the fourth-most goals scored for the France national football team (31).

Zinedine Zidane Quotes Quotes

Music was important. Football was the easy part.
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.


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