Real Madrid confirmed this Thursday morning through a statement the resignation of Zinedine Zidane, who the 48-year-old coach had communicated the day before to his players. “Zinedine Zidane has decided to end his current stage as coach of our club,” says the text of the official announcement.
The rest of the statement fondly fires a coach who still had a year left on his contract, and who in his two stages on the bench has won three Champions League and two Leagues. “Now is the time to respect his decision and 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 statement said.
As of the publication of the statement, the Madrid footballers have also started posting farewell messages on their social networks, starting with the captain, Sergio Ramos: “ZZ, the one and only. I wish you all the best. You deserve it, you’ve earned it. Enjoy life, enjoy family. Big hug, mister ”, he wrote on Instagram.