For the third time in 15 years, Frenchman Zinedine Zidane has bid farewell to Real Madrid, the first time as a player in 2006 and twice as a coach (2018 and 2021), and La Liga l ‘described as a “legend as a player and coach.”
There is no doubt that “Zizo” has written a chapter in Real Madrid history and he will always be welcome home and he will receive his hands open at the “Bernabeu” if he ever wants to come back to train for the team, because of the appreciation of the “royal” supporters for him and his good relationship with Florentino Perez, the club president, despite the difficulties the team went through last season.
Numerous complications played a role in Zidane’s decision to leave, including the stalled negotiations to renew the contracts of players Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vasquez, in addition to the pressures he was under to compete on all fronts and achieve success in all areas. them and crown their titles.
And before the official announcement, the Spanish media published that Zidane had informed his players of his decision to leave, confirmed today by the Spanish newspaper “Marca”, that before facing Real Madrid and the ‘Athletic Bilbao in the penultimate round of the League, Zidane and Perez met for “half an hour” in a restaurant in the city of “Bilbao”, where all questions were settled and the coach Frenchman informed the club president of his decision.
According to the Madrid newspaper, this dialogue was necessary, and those thirty minutes were important in putting points on the letters, putting the “Los Blancos” train on the path of change and launching the future plans of the team.
Zidane was clear that he wanted to continue training, but he wanted new challenges after succeeding with Real every possible title, and Real Administration has been working since its time on the search for an alternative.