It is official: Zinedine Zidane he is no longer coach of Real Madrid. The Frenchman had already communicated it to the club and the players on Wednesday and now the entity has confirmed that it is saying goodbye, once again, to its most successful coach in recent years.
“It is time now to respect your decision and to show our appreciation for his professionalism, dedication and passion in all these years, and for what his figure represents for Real Madrid.
Zidane is one of the great myths of Real Madrid and his legend goes beyond what he has been as a coach and player of our club.
He knows that he is at the heart of Real Madrid and that Real Madrid is and will always be his home”the club said in the statement.
Zidane He came to Real Madrid as a player in the 2001/2002 season, for a total of five seasons wearing the white shirt with which he won a League and a Champions League. The Frenchman hung up his boots before his contract ended because he did not see himself with sufficient strength and said goodbye to the Bernabéu and football in May 2006.
In 2014, served as Ancelotti’s assistant in front of the white bench. With them at the helm, Madrid won their long-awaited Decima and Zidane began, the following year, his career as a coach at Real Madrid taking over the reins of Castilla.
However, Benítez’s dismissal mid-season in 2016 led to Zidane’s promotion to the first team, and then began a love story that will always be a legend in the White House.
With Zidane at the helm, Real Madrid won three Champions League in a row (2016, 2017, 2018), in addition to a League in 2017 and two Club World Cups, two Spanish Super Cups and two European Super Cups. And he left.
At the end of the 2017/2018 season, When he had achieved the unattainable historical milestone of winning three consecutive Champions League titles, Zidane decided to end his time as a coach at Real Madrid, with the idea that perhaps he had already lost his ability to continue growing the team. He was wrong.
After Lopetegui’s failed journey and his replacement with Solari, the Frenchman arrived again. Zidane returned to the bench in two and a half seasons largely marked by the coronavirus pandemic and in which ‘Zizou’ again managed to get Madrid to the top of the League in 2020, and made him compete despite numerous injuries in this just finished season, even finishing it blank.