Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid at the end of the season. This news is published by various Spanish media, including the official sports newspapers Marca and AS. The Frenchman has also already informed his players after Chelsea were eliminated in the Champions League.
The news was released by the radio station Onda Cero, and Marca has since confirmed. Last Saturday, ahead of the pre-match press conference against Sevilla, Zidane informed the players that he would not be sitting on the bench with the royals next season. “There are times when you have to stay, and there are times when you have to leave,” Zidane said during the same press conference.
Zidane leaves Real Madrid for the second time, although this time is less surprising than in May 2018 when he left the club after winning the Champions League. The Frenchman will leave the club with at least 11 trophies for his account. Whether to add the twelfth number depends on the outcome of the La Liga, with the team two points behind compatriot Atletico two days before the end of the match. With eleven or twelve major trophies, Zidane is one of the most successful coaches in club history. Only Miguel Munoz is preceded by fourteen main birds.