Real Madrid manager and football legend, Zinedine Zidane today announced his retirement as the coach of football club Real Madrid. Only a few days ago, he won Real Madrid’s third’s consecutive UEFA Champions League title. Today the French football legend told the media in Madrid that he has taken the decision not to continue next year.
While in charge, Zidane won whopping nine trophies and only lost 16 matches out of a total of 149 games.
Taking an average out of this, he won a trophy every 16 games while in charge. Which included La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Cups and many more.
The Final Decision
Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez stated that he was not prepared for this news. Perez told the media that this move by Zidane was completely unexpected and he would like to thank Zidane for this dedication and passion towards the club. Zidane his definitely an icon for many football fans across the world, and this might be the last time we might be watching Zidane on the football scene. Many are still shocked after this decision by Zidane, but this is his final decision. Soon after his departure news, tributes started raining. Firstly from the Club’s Captain Sergio Ramos, paying thanks to Zidane.
Zidane and Real Madrid
In his early career, Zinedine Zidane played for Real Madrid between 2001 and 2006 crushing their opponents and winning titles of La Liga and UEFA Champions League. He joined the club again as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach in 2014. Soon after winning the 2014 Champions League, he took charge of the club’s B Team. After a year managing Real Madrid Castilla, he was appointed as the manager of the main team. Zidane had his love for the club since he first joined the club in 2001.