The knife has fallen. Zinedine Zidane is no longer the coach of Real Madrid. The Spanish club announced this Thursday the departure of French coach by opening the race for his succession.
Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid!
Nothing lasts forever. Returning to Real Madrid in March 2019, Zinedine Zidane has made the decision to end his Madrid adventure this summer. It was early this afternoon that Real Madrid made official the departure of the French coach from his position at the Casa Blanca.
“Real Madrid communicates that Zidane has decided to end his current stage as coach of Real Madrid. The club respects his decision and thanks him for his professionalism, commitment, passion during all these years and for what his figure represents for Real Madrid. Zidane is one of the great myths of Real and his legend goes beyond what he was as a coach and player of our club. He knows that he is in the heart of madridism and that Real Madrid is and will always be his home, “reads the statement.
The race to succeed him is on
As in 2018, the man with three consecutive Champions League will not go to the end of his contract expiring in June 2022 and leaves his club of heart of his own free will at the end of a harassing season. His departure is now a fact, Real Madrid will have to quickly find a replacement.
Several concordant sources in Spain claim that the choice of the Madrid management would be Massimiliano Allegri. But the Italian coach, free since his departure from Juventus, would finally be reluctant to join Madrid. The name of Raúl, the current coach of Castilla, as well as Antonio Conte, who has just left Inter Milan, are then announced to succeed Zizou.