Reports: Broken Promise Forced Zidane To Quit Real
Reports: Broken Promise Forced Zinedine Zidane To Quit Real Madrid
It has been reported that a broken promise by Real Madrid's board forced French manager Zinedine Zidane to quit the club.
Many were surprised when the Frenchman announced he was leaving Los Blancos after guiding the team to their third consecutive UEFA Champions League title.
At the time, he said he was walking away as he felt the club needed a change to make sure the team did not become stagnant.
According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, however, Zidane actually decided to leave when he found out the club was not going to sell Gareth Bale.
It has been claimed that the board told Zidane they would get rid of the winger due to his constant injury struggles, but after his wonder goal against Liverpool in the final of the 2017/18 edition of the UCL, they changed their mind.
Zidane was under the impression that he would then be allowed to spend the money the club would have made from selling Bale on a replacement, with Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane all said to have been on the club's radar until they decided to hang on to Bale.
Zidane subsequently left the Spanish giants as he felt the club had betrayed him, although their relationship appeared to end on a positive note.
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