La Liga – Real Madrid – Zinedine Zidane Resigns: Zinedine Zidane has decided to step down as Real Madrid coach with immediate effect. According to reports in Spanish & English media Zidane has resigned from his duties as Real’s manager. Doubts over his future had been growing after Madrid were pipped to the La Liga title last weekend by rivals Atletico Madrid.
La Liga: Real Madrid – Zinedine Zidane Resigns: AS newspaper reported that the Frenchman has called time on his second spell in charge of the La Liga club, who he has led to two league titles and three Champions League victories since 2015.
Zidane has told club directors and the first-team squad of his decision, the reports said, which comes after his side narrowly lost out on the league title to city rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday.
La Liga: Real Madrid – Zinedine Zidane Resigns: Where he will head?
The Frenchman had been in charge of Real Madrid in two spells since 2016, and has won three Champions Leagues in the Spanish capital.
He also guided Madrid to the LaLiga title last season but they were unable to repeat the feat this time around in a trophy-less campaign after struggling with injuries and an ageing squad.
Real finished second in the standings, two points behind Atletico, and were knocked out of the Champions League at the semifinal stage and the Copa del Rey in the round of 32 to end the season without a trophy for the first time in 11 years.
Zidane is expected to be an immediate target for Juventus or the France national team following his departure from the Bernabeu.