Zidane steps down as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement

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• Club legend steps down after winning third Champions League
• Zidane had won six major trophies since January 2016
As it happened: read our rolling report on Zidane’s surprise exit

Zinedine Zidane has walked away from Real Madrid, only five days after winning a third consecutive Champions League. The Frenchman announced his decision at the Valdebebas training ground on Thursday afternoon, insisting he and the club needed a change and admitting he was not convinced Real would continue winning if he remained in charge.

The club’s president, Florentino Pérez, described it as a “sad day” and said the decision was “totally unexpected”. Zidane would not say exactly when he made the decision to depart.

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Written by Sid Lowe in Madrid
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/31/zinedine-zidane-real-madrid-manager-steps-down under the title “Zidane steps down as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.