Official: Zidane leaves Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has left Real Madrid for the second time in his managerial career.

The Frenchman left Los Blancos for the first time after the 2018 Champions League final in Kiev.

His charges failed to win a trophy this season despite courageously-shrugging off injuries to  reach the Champions League semi-final, and took the La Liga battle with eventual winners and City rivals Atletico, right to the wire.

In a statement, Madrid said: “Real Madrid C. F. announces that Zinedine Zidane has decided to bring an end to his current spell as head coach of our club.

“We must now respect his decision and express our gratitude for his professionalism, dedication and passion over the years and what he means to Real Madrid.

“Zidane is one of Real Madrid’s great icons and his legacy extends beyond what he has achieved as a coach and player at our club.

“He is aware that he has a place in the hearts of the Real Madrid fans and that he will always have a home at Real Madrid.”


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