Earlier this month, Spanish media already announced that Zidane would have told his players that he is leaving. The 48-year-old Frenchman firmly denied that at the time. “How could I tell my players that I am leaving? It’s a lie, ”said Zidane, who acknowledged that he was going to talk to club management about his future. The former top footballer had a contract in Madrid until the summer of next year.
Zidane was in his second stint as Real’s head coach. In his first period of 2.5 years, he won the Champions League three times. The Frenchman decided to quit shortly after that third overall victory. At the beginning of 2019, Zidane returned to the bench at Real Madrid, which took the league title under his leadership last season.
Zidane’s departure could well be the start of a serious musical chair in trainer land. As a replacement, Antonio Conte of brand new Italian champion Internazionale is mentioned. The Italian left Milan this week due to disagreements with the board.
The name of Massimiliano Allegri is also circulating, although the Italian is now also associated with Juventus and Inter. Zidane herself has a past at Juventus and is seen by fans of the club as the ideal successor to Andrea Pirlo, including The old lady did not become a champion for the first time in nine years. The top club from Turin only finished fourth in Serie A this season.