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Reports: The Truth Behind Zidane's Real Madrid Exit

Reports: The Truth Behind Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid Exit

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 11, 2018 01:33 PM @KurtLaduma

Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid at the end of last month insisting that the club needed a change, but the truth as to why he stepped down has reportedly been revealed. Did the Frenchman, in fact, leave Los Blancos due to a big fallout?

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The manager surprised many when he announced in May that he would not be continuing as Real boss next season, following the club's success in winning a third consecutive UEFA Champions League title.

Although it was initially suggested that the decision was entirely Zidane's, it has since been reported that the former France international was initially invited to step down due to a conflict with the board.

According to Sport, the Frenchman had a fallout with club president Florentino Perez and general director Jose Angel Sanchez after approaching them about changing things up next season.

Zidane reportedly did not want certain players to be in the squad for the 2018/19 campaign, having lost faith in several of the team's fringe players in their embarrassing Copa del Rey exit to Leganes.

It has been claimed the Frenchman wanted to improve the side heavily ahead of next season, which led to him clashing with the board. While Zidane had certain ideas about who he wanted to bring into the club, Perez and the board had their own plan.

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo also surprised Zidane with their comments about their possible exits following the Champions League final, which also reportedly resulted in him walking away.

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Zidane won nine trophies in two years at Real, including three Champions Leagues and one LaLiga title.

Do you think Real will be successful under whoever they replace Zidane with? Let us know in the comments section below.


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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Jun 11, 2018 07:30 PM
Viva Madrid
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Sobz Ndabs Jun 11, 2018 04:52 PM
It is not the first time this so called president chasing successful manager, Ancolotti won us UCL after a very long time but that didn't count to our president, the was just fired after only 2 years in charge, we were lucky because we managed to get Zidane before Benitez destroyed Ancelotti's legacy
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Mystique-Luu Jun 11, 2018 04:28 PM
This was a bit obvious
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Matayitayi Jun 11, 2018 04:11 PM
Zidane failed to rule Spanish football, Barca is winning everything spanish and that's the problem and in UEfa cup reffres helped them .
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JOMMAK Jun 11, 2018 04:02 PM
That is why when asked which title he values most, Zidane said the Laliga he won last season was the one for him...contrary to what some of you idiots here think.
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JOMMAK Jun 11, 2018 03:59 PM
Florentino will never be happy being 18 points behind the champions...everyone at Real Madrid knows that. They may pretend to be happy to win a lottery of a knockout European competition to save face of a really poor season, but deep down they know what they really want is Laliga, which they just can't wrestle from FC Barcelona's tight, boys and girls, that is the real reason Zidane was 'pushed' to resign...don't ask me how I know this, but unlike your coweditor I'm a walking Laliga encyclopedia.
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ayab Jun 11, 2018 02:27 PM
Hayi bantu! is it possible to win UEFA with useless players? Or cite just one that you know, Ooor maybe you meant to say useful instead of useless players. As for him(Zidane) he couldn't make use of those players, otherwise Madrid has one of the top quality squads that any coach in football could wish to work with.
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Pirates_999 Jun 11, 2018 01:49 PM
This sound so true, I also think this is the really reason why he left. As he mentioned on his comments that he wants change and also change in Madrid. If this is true Zidane is right Madrid need to change their squad there are useless players there

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