Arsene Wenger is favourite to replace Zidane at Real Madrid

31 May, 2018, 19:06 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • SHOCKING: Zidane quits Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane resigned as coach of Real Madrid on Thursday, stunning the football world.

# In his two and a half years at Madrid, he has won one La Liga title, one Spanish Super Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and two FIFA Club World Cups.

President Florentino Perez appeared alongside him and revealed it was an "unexpected decision".

"It's a odd moment to do so, I know, but an important one too", he said. "This team must keep winning, and it needs a change after 3 years, another voice, another method of working", Zidane said.

"I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams". Today I need to change, for me, for everyone, for this, I've taken the decision.

"There are really lovely moments, ending in a spectacular moment winning the third Champions League, but there are hard moments too". Yet the Frenchman has set the bar so high that it's going to be nearly impossible for whoever follows him to compete with his achievements.


Zidane too left the door to him returning as the La Liga club's manager sometime in the future by saying: "It's not a handsome day (for me) because it's complicated".

"After doing three years, it's the right decision". After doing three years, it's the right decision.

"I will be close to this club for the rest of my life".

There are strong rumours in Spain that departed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a contender to take over at Real Madrid, with bookies slashing odds on the Frenchman taking over at the Bernabeu as news of Zidane's exit was confirmed. "It's a sad day for me and it also will be for the fans and players of this club".

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has led the tributes being paid to Zinedine Zidane after the French coach announced he would leave his role in charge of the club.

"This is "until soon" as I have no doubt that you will be back". All I want to do is remind him that this club is his home and family'.

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