To everyone’s surprise, the former number 10 of the French team announced on Thursday that he was leaving his coaching position at Real Madrid . A blow to the Merengues who will have to find a new coach.
“It’s the moment for everyone. For me, the squad, the group. I know it’s weird, but it’s important. I had to do that for everyone.What I think is that this team must continue to win and needs a change. After three years, she needs another speech, another methodology. That’s why I made this decision, “ he explained during a press conference in Valdebebas, Real Madrid’s training center.
According to Le Monde, the surprise departure of the second most successful coach in his history will have consequences not only on the Madrid locker room but perhaps, ultimately, on European football.
In front of the press, Zizou had by his side, the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez , visibly saddened by the departure of the one who has been his right arm, advisor and sports director since he joined the club’s governing bodies.
“I was sad, I think the fans too, the players too,” he said.
If many believe that Zinedine Zidane leaves a Real Madrid “shocked,” orphan “and” possible reconstruction “for the latter must know to leave in time.
” At some point, you have to know where to stop,” Zidane, the 1998 Golden Ball, said.
“There were good times and also difficult times. I do not forget them. I want to thank the fans. They always supported me. Even when I played badly. There were complicated moments, whistles but it’s part of this club. Sometimes the players need that, “ he added.
Really arrived at Real Madrid on January 4, 2016, Zinédine Zidane was under contract until 2020. It will finally have passed only 878 days and a half.