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Zidane: Why I Decided To Quit Real

Zinedine Zidane: Why I Decided To Quit Real Madrid

By David Kappel - May 31, 2018 06:31 PM @kappilinho

Zinedine Zidane shocked world football when he announced his surprise decision to leave Real Madrid, and the Frenchman has now explained the reasons for his departure.

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The 45-year-old leaves Los Blancos after just two and a half years in charge, during which he lifted nine trophies at the Santiago Bernabeu, and also became the first manager ever to win three successive UEFA Champions League titles.

He has now revealed the reasons for his decision, saying the team needed a change to keep on winning, while he also wanted to depart "when everything was going well".

"I have made the decision to not continue next year as manager of Real Madrid," he said in a press conference, as quoted by ESPN.

"This is a strange moment but a very important moment. And I had to do this for everyone. This team must continue winning and it needs a change that will be good for everyone.

"Madrid has given everything to me and I will be close to this club for the rest of my life. But the team needs another methodology and that is why I have made this decision. For me and for everyone, today, a change is needed and that is why I have reached this decision. I am grateful to the fans.

"There are difficult moments when you can wonder whether you are the right person still. I do not forget the hard times, as well as the good times, and that makes you reflect. And this is the right moment. The players need a change, I want to thank them, too, as in the end they are the ones who fight on the pitch.

"This is a demanding club, not easy for them, with this great history. We always want more from the players, and a moment comes when I cannot ask them for more. They need another voice, to return to winning again.

"I am doing this for the good of this team, for this club. It would have been difficult for me to win again next year. There have been good moments, but also difficult times. I do not forget that. And at this club you must know this. I do not want to start a season and have a bad time, I want to end with Real Madrid when everything is going well. I did it as a player, and now again as a coach. This the right moment to end things well.

"There are many reasons for this. I am not tired of coaching, after three years. But it is the moment to (leave) here... I am not going to coach another team (right away)."

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Zidane took charge of 149 games for Los Blancos, winning 105, drawing 28 and losing just 16. He leaves as the second most successful manager in the club's history, with only Miguel Munoz having collected more silverware at Real (14).

Do you think Zidane made the right decision to leave? Have your say in the comments section below.


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WTSHIBAMBU Jun 07, 2018 04:42 AM
Looking to his excuses it makes sense plus he finished 3rd
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downzzz Jun 06, 2018 02:09 PM
Im nt sure exactly y he quiet bt gudluc in his future
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Warras4phefeni Jun 05, 2018 01:26 PM
Yinja ye-game
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MfanoYellow Jun 02, 2018 09:57 AM
Icant believe this.
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MfanoYellow Jun 02, 2018 09:57 AM
I'm shattered.
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senzeny Jun 02, 2018 07:06 AM
If you are a champ and Legend you leave when everything is going well don't wait to be kicked out Well done and good luck for the future Zizou you did good
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musazumakhosi Jun 01, 2018 11:50 PM
Kaizer chiefs promised him a lot of money Welcome to ephefeni zidane
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Schakos Jun 01, 2018 10:38 PM
You did very well at Real Madrid.Can't wait to see your next move
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jun 01, 2018 05:50 PM
Zidane has quit Real Madrid so that he can come to Naturena and coach Amakhosi.
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Lesinhović Jun 01, 2018 04:23 PM
What Zidane did it's a right thing, leave while everyone still happy, then they asked themselves why you left the club, rather than you leave in violence with harsh words, those who said Zidane he's a coward they don't know what they talking about if he was coward he won't be at Madrid and win 9 trophies at 2 and half season, he might be gone ago. And remember he was a player for R. Madrid and left the same way while everyone still need him so that shows Zidane care about fans and knows how they feel if you don't deliver in next coning season.
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STIGA18 Jun 01, 2018 04:02 PM
Whr is Mou, special one s nothing
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No badges available Jun 01, 2018 09:57 AM
@Mr Moloto, Pitso was told by Motsepe that is a parmanent job.he said that, he need him to be first Figuson of S. A. He will quit if he like.
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No badges available Jun 01, 2018 09:54 AM
@Ltido@kby, I like you opinions.
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@leendomint, did you read his explanation accurately?
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@Machine_Gun_Killer, that is your perspective. I like the way he quit his position, that show maturity n highly professional leader. Good leaders quit when things a good n bad leader need vote of no confidence. He did it like the late NELSON MANDELA.
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leendomint Jun 01, 2018 09:43 AM
Zidane quieted Madrid because there's a potential that players like CR7, Bale , Benzema and Isco might go!!
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Matt93 Jun 01, 2018 09:34 AM
Zidane you just broke my heart.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 01, 2018 09:14 AM
U took a good decision Zizou n I lyk the way u explain ur decision means u hv a good mindset and u don't just think for ur pocket
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Theemba M Jun 01, 2018 08:40 AM
U were the best player in ur heydays now ur the best manager,I salute u,go and relax

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