June 22, 2021

Real Madrid officially announce Zidane’s goodbye


Zidane leaves the Real Madrid bench.

Zidane leaves the Real Madrid bench.
EFE

The Real Madrid has made official the second resignation of Zinedine Zidane to the bench, who after a season without titles has decided to end his stage as a Madrid coachA decision that the club respects and shows “appreciation for your professionalism.”

Zidane is one of the great myths of Real Madrid and his legend goes beyond what he has been as a coach and player of our club. He knows that he is at the heart of Real Madrid and that Real Madrid is and will always be his home, “the statement said.

‘Zizou’ leaves the bench again 13 times European champion to which he had returned just ten months after leaving in a somewhat unexpected way, also then with a current contract, on May 31, 2018, days after winning the thirteenth European Cup in Kiev, the third in a row.

The Frenchman returned to the club in March 2019 in replacement of Santiago Solari, that in October he had relieved Julen Lopetegui as coach, and his second step as a coach for Real Madrid has not been so successful with only the conquest of two titles: the 2020 Spanish Super Cup and LaLiga Santander 2019-2020.

In this season, Zidane managed that the team, despite its irregularity in the first months, reached the month of May alive both in the Champions League and in the domestic tournament, but it was eliminated in the semifinals by English Chelsea and he was two points behind the champion Atlético de Madrid.

In this way, he leaves Real Madrid with a total of eleven titles (three Champions Leagues, two Leagues, 2 Club World Cups, 2 European Super Cups and 2 Spanish Super Cups) and as the second most awarded coach in the club’s history, only surpassed by the 14 trophies that Miguel Muñoz won.

Now, the Madrid club must look for a replacement to start a new sports project. Italian names Massimiliano Allegri and Antonio Conte, that of the German Joachim Löw or that of Raúl González, current coach of the subsidiary, may be among the options for President Florentino Pérez. On the contrary, little is known about the future of ‘Zizou’, who after leaving Real Madrid in May 2018 did not occupy any other bench.

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