WITHinédine Zidane leaves Real Madrid. The French coach, who was on contract until June 2022, made the decision to leave the club, days after losing the national title. Brand and As, the two largest sports newspapers in Spain, revealed on Wednesday that the 98 world champion had already announced his departure to the players and managers of the club. Real Madrid confirmed the information in a press release on Thursday, May 27. “Zinédine Zidane has decided to end his coaching contract with our club. We must now respect his choice and show him our gratitude for his professionalism, his dedication and his passion during all these years ”, it is written in the press release.
The Frenchman had indicated on Saturday evening that he would discuss with Real about his future in the “coming days”. His team surrendered their Spanish league crown to Atlético Madrid, and Real haven’t won any trophies this season. “Real Madrid will always be his home,” the club wrote in the statement.
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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, and a successful return in March 2019 with the titles gleaned in La Liga and the Spanish Supercup in 2020. On May 31, 2018, he announced his departure from Real five days after the third consecutive coronation gleaned in the Champions League, a feat previously unseen.
After a triumphant farewell as a player in 2006, then a first departure from the bench in May 2018, five days after winning an unprecedented treble in the Champions League, Zidane leaves Real for the third time with a duller record and a goalless season of any title.