Published on : 27/05/2021 – 11:06
Under contract until June 2022, Zinedine Zidane has decided to leave Real Madrid. He announced it Wednesday, May 26 to his management and his players. Two Spanish media gave the information overnight from Wednesday to Thursday. His departure was finally formalized by the club this Thursday, May 27 in a press release.
« The decision is final and the French coach communicated it this Wednesday to the leaders of the club and the team. “, Wrote on its website the sports daily As, under the title” Zidane leaves Real », Without specifying its sources.
« Real Madrid will always be his home »
Marca, the other major sports newspaper based in the Spanish capital, titled in the same direction, relying on information revealed by the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano on his Twitter account, which wrote: ” Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane will both issue an official statement in the coming hours / days to announce that they are going their separate ways. Zidane leaves 100% “. Cadena Ser radio also argued on its site that “ Zinédine Zidane will no longer be Real Madrid coach ».
Real Madrid, which in a statement confirmed Thursday, May 27, information from the Spanish press, ceded its crown of champion of Spain to Atlético Madrid, and has not won any trophy this season.
But the merengue club stressed that ” Zidane is one of Real Madrid’s big myths and his legend goes beyond what he was as a coach and player of our club ». « Real Madrid will always be his home », Adds Real.
« I’m disgusted, because we didn’t win »
After a triumphant farewell as a player in 2006, Zinédine Zidane had two experiences as coach of Real.
The 1998 world champion and 2000 European champion had a first experience of two and a half seasons crowned with success (January 2016-May 2018) with in particular the treble in the Champions League, a feat hitherto unprecedented. And a successful return in March 2019 with the titles gleaned in La Liga and the Spanish Supercup in 2020.
During this 2020-2021 fiscal year, the White House coach suffered harsh criticism at the height of the sports crisis, in January, but he has always been supported. Real stopped in the semi-final of the C1 beaten by Chelsea.
« My state of mind now is that I’m disgusted because we didn’t win Zidane said at a press conference after his men won 2-1 against Villarreal on Saturday 22 May, thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Luka Modric. ” I will discuss with the club in the coming days with the right people. We will see shortly what will happen. Not just with me, with all of Real Madrid, what the club will be like next season Zidane had assured. ” I am responsible for all this, it is the part that falls to me. We will assess all of this. I congratulate my players, who gave everything, but what they want is to win He regretted. Zidane leaves Real for the third time with a duller record.