As Goal announced and confirmed by Sky Italia, Zidane has decided to quit his role as Real Madrid coach as of this summer.
It’s a real shock but not really a surprise. This Thursday, Real Madrid fans risk waking up with a bad day. As had announced Goal a few days ago, Sky Italia and Fabrizio Romano announced what all Madrid feared for a few weeks: Zinedine Zidane has decided to leave the club.
Only, despite a contract until 2022 with the Merengue, the French technician will well leave his place this summer.
He told his entourage about it some time ago and would therefore have decided to inform his club about it now. This decision is not a surprise and it is not the expressions of affection of certain executives like Karim Benzema or Toni Kroos which have changed anything.
Tired of the daily pressure from a club like Real Madrid, Zidane was also marked by the various criticisms that have fallen on him since the start of the season. If Real Madrid have been close to being able to achieve the Liga – Champions League double until the last few weeks, we must not forget that a dismissal of the French coach was announced on the other side of the Pyrenees
While the season had only started for a month, Zidane, a real leader of men, had managed to reverse the trend but not without consequences.
With a post now likely to be vacant, Real Madrid must now choose who will lead the Madrid ship next season. Eintracht Frankfurt having finally chosen to bet on Oliver Glasner, Raul will stay in the Spanish capital and advance as one of the favorites to succeed his former teammate. Goal.
But, the former striker has to face fierce competition since it is Massimiliano Allegri who would be favored by Florentino Perez.
Unlike Raul, the Italian coach is already used to high level and leading historic clubs with success. He was champion with AC Milan in 2011 before imposing his paw on Juventus Turin for six years, including two finals, admittedly lost, of the Champions League.