Thursday, 31 May 2018

Zinedine Zidane quits as Real Madrid boss days after Champions League win

Zinedine Zidane has quit as Real Madrid boss five days after guiding them to a third Champions League title in a row.
The now former Real Madrid head coach became the first manager in history to win the competition three times in a row when they beat Liverpool 3-1 in Saturday's final.

The World Cup-winning footballer told a news conference he felt it was the right time to leave the club, having never been knocked out of Europe's top competition during three years in charge.

He said: "I think it's the moment, both for me, the team and the club (to step down). It's a strange moment to do so, I know, but an important one too. I had to do this for everyone.

"This side should carry on winning and needs a change for this. After three years it needs another voice, another method of work."

In his first job in senior club management, Zidane won nine major honours, with the 45-year-old's crowning glory coming in Kiev when he joined an elite group of managers to win the European Cup three times as coach. The others are Bob Paisley (Liverpool) and Carlo Ancelotti (AC Milan and Real Madrid).

"I love this club a lot, the president, who gave me everything - to play first at this great club. I'll always be thankful. Today I need to change, for me, for everyone, for this I've taken the decision," Zidane added.

SKY     News.

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