Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has resigned after winning three consecutive Champions League barely five days after becoming the first manager to complete the feat.
His resignation appeared as a shock to management and fans as he puts his name on club’s record as one of the most successful managers having won three Champions Leagues, two Fifa Club World Cups and one La Liga title.
Zinedine Zidane who spoke at the Press conference told reporters that:”I’ve taken the decision not to continue next year as Real Madrid coach,”.
“This is the right moment for everyone, it might seem a bit strange, but it had to be done for the good of everyone, the players, the club, and myself. This team must keep winning, and it needs a change after three years, another voice, another method of working.”
The 45-year-old further said: “I love this club a lot, the president, who gave me everything – to play first at this great club. I’ll always be thankful. Today I need to change, for me, for everyone, for this I’ve taken the decision,”
In his response Real Madrid President Florentino Perez who was also present at the venue said: “I wanted him to stay forever and I wanted to convince him to stay. But I know it was his final decision,”
“The only thing I want to say is ‘hasta pronto’ because I know he will return, maybe after a rest,” he added.
Zidane said he would be taking a break from football after leaving Real Madrid and would not be interested in taking a new role with any club: “I’m not going to coach next season. I’m not looking for another team.”