Zinedine Zidane has resigned as Real Madrid coach, the club confirmed, saying it’s ‘time to respect his decision,’ reports Reuters.
The Frenchman’s second spell in charge was far less fruitful than his first, failing to win any trophy.
Having lost to Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals, and to Atlético Madrid in the final stretch of the race for the Spanish league championship, it was the first time in 11 seasons Real Madrid came up empty.
It was a far cry from Zidane’s first three seasons at Real when he guided the club to a hat-trick of Champions League crowns, a La Liga title and two Club World Cups.
“Zidane is one of the greats of Real Madrid and his legend goes beyond what he has been as a coach and player for our club,” the club said in a statement. “He knows that he is at the heart of Real Madrid and that Real Madrid is and will always be his home.”
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Source: Guardian Newspaper