Zinedine Zidane Leaves Real Madrid for Second Time as Manager

Real Madrid Coach Zinedane Zidane

Spanish giant Real Madrid has once again parted ways with their Manager, Zinedine Zidane after failing to win any trophy this season.

Zidane won three consecutive Champions League titles and a La Liga title in his first period as manager between 2016 and 2018 but left in May 2018 and returned 10 months later.

Since returning, Zidane has guided Los Blancos to a LaLiga Santander title and a Supercopa de Espana victory last season. However, after a difficult season which has ended without silverware at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Zidane has decided to step aside.

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Real Madrid finished second place in La Liga, two points behind league winners Atletico Madrid. They suffered an early exit from the Copa del Rey at the hands of third division side Alcoyano and lost to Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.

The club in a statement said, “We must now respect his decision and express our gratitude for his professionalism, dedication and passion over the years and what he means to Real Madrid.

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“Zidane is one of Real Madrid’s great icons and his legacy extends beyond what he has achieved as a coach and player at our club.

“He is aware that he has a place in the hearts of the Real Madrid fans and that he will always have a home at Real Madrid.”

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