Zinedine Zidane leaves immediately as coach of Real Madrid. That made the Frenchman Thursday announced during a specially convened press conference.
The departure of the success coach comes as a surprise. He extended his contract in January until mid-2020 and led Real Saturday in the Champions League final along Liverpool (3-1).
“It is a strange time to leave, but the team has change is needed to keep on winning. I think the selection has a need for a new method of work and that’s why I decided to leave,” said Zidane.
He is not yet busy with a new job as a trainer. “I’m not sitting. The are three nice years, but my time in Madrid is over. I’m not looking for a new club.”
The 45-year-old Zidane began in January 2016 with the Spanish club in his first job as a head coach and winning three times in a row the Champions League. That performance was not shown since the seventies, when Bayern Munich three years in a row the european Cup I won.
The former football player won in two and a half years as a trainer of Real Madrid no less than nine awards, including the national championship in 2017. This season ended the ‘Royal’ by no less than seventeen points behind champion FC Barcelona at the third place.