The ax 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.
Zinédine Zidane leaves Real Madrid!
Nothing lasts eternally. Back at Real Madrid in March 2019, Zinedine Zidane has made the decision to end his Madrid adventure this summer. It was at the beginning of the afternoon that Real Madrid formalized the departure of the French coach from his position at Casa Blanca.
“Real Madrid communicate 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, his commitment, his passion during all these years and for what his figure represents for Real Madrid. Zidane is one of Real’s big myths and his legend goes beyond what he was as a coach and player for our club. He knows that he is in the heart of Madrid and that Real Madrid are and always will be his home ”, can we read in the press release.
The race for his succession is on
As in 2018, the man with the three consecutive Champions League will not go to the end of his contract expiring in June 2022 and leaves his favorite club of his own free will at the end of an exhausting season. His departure now confirmed, Real Madrid will have to quickly find his replacement.
Several corroborating sources in Spain say that the choice of the Madrid management would fall on Massimiliano Allegri. But the Italian coach, free since leaving Juventus, would ultimately be reluctant to join Madrid. The name of Raúl, the current coach of Castilla, as well as that ofAntonio Conte, who has just left Inter Milan are then announced to succeed Zizou.