Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says he is stepping down as Los Blancos boss, five days after leading them to a third successive Champions League triumph because the club needs “a different voice”.
Zidane who leaves having guided the Spanish club to three successive Champions League titles and one La Liga success since taking over in January 2016 told a news conference that “everything changes” and “that’s why I took this decision”.
“I love this club. What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology.
“This is the right moment for all involved – for me, for the squad, for the club.
” said Zidane as quoted by BBC Sports
Zidane’s exit comes after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo revealed they were contemplating their futures at the club.
Wales forward Bale was unhappy at being named as a substitute against Liverpool while Ronaldo said last weekend he will soon make an announcement about his future.