Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Zinedine Zidane Resigns As Real Madrid Coach

Zinedine Zidane Resigns As Real Madrid Coach

"There are hard moments when you can wonder whether you are the right person still".

Zidane said his association with Madrid may not be at an end.

The football world and Real Madrid supporters have begun to react to Zinedine Zidane's shock exit from the Spanish club.

DAILY POST recalls that Zidane announced the decision to quit Real after meeting with Real president, Florentino Perez, on Thursday morning. "Today is a sad day for me, for the fans and for all the people who work at the club".

"Zidane probably feels that if the players do not want to talk to me, they are not listening to me, I am not the one to take all that on board and change the dynamics".

Zidane said: "I have made the decision to not continue next year as manager of Real Madrid". And at this club you must know this.

"I think this team needs to keep winning but I think after three years a change is needed, something different, a different message, different ways of going about things".

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Zidane mentioned the struggles the team faced this season, including in the Spanish league and the Copa del Rey. The Frenchman was only in charge of Los Blancos for two and a half years and managed to win the Champions League three times in a row. There have been good moments, but also hard times.

Ramon Calderon has discussed the likelihood of Arsene Wenger succeeding Zinedine Zidane as manager of Real Madrid.

It was an emotional moment for the 45-year-old as he delivered the news he would be leaving the club that has given him so much as a player and now, as a manager.

When Benitez was sacked in January 2016, Barcelona daily Mundo Deportivo dismissed Zidane as merely a "sticking plaster", who would be replaced quickly by a permanent coach. The former star player arrived surrounded by doubts because of his lack of coaching experience but quickly surpassed expectations. As assistant to Carlo Ancelotti, he was on the bench in Lisbon when Madrid secured La Decima in 2014. After tasting European glory for a third time, however, it seems highly unlikely that he was nudged out the door.

Germany boss Low arguably holds the highest stock of any global manager in the game as he looks to defend the World Cup, aiding his experience of handling hefty aspirations. In the 2006 final, he was sent off for headbutting Italy defender Marco Materazzi.

Not many sports people, be it players or managers, actually go out at the top and you usually live long enough to see yourself become the villain, especially if you're a manager. Time for a change.

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