Coach Zinedine Zidane has left his future at Spanish record champions Real Madrid open after missing the championship. “I’m not the most important thing,” said the Frenchman on Saturday after the season finale at Movistar +: “I’ll talk to the club in the near future.”
Real Madrid had won their last game of the season against Villarreal 2-1 (0-1), but the title still went to local rivals Atletico, who also won 2-1 (0-1) at relegated Real Valladolid.
Most recently, Zidane had denied speculation about a decided departure from the record champions at the end of the season. “How can I tell my players now that I’m going to leave? That’s a lie,” Zidane said and added: “I’m just concentrating on the current season. We have one more game and we will give it our all. That is the only thing what’s important to me at the moment. We’ll see the rest at the end of the season. “
Previously, Zidane also had information from SPOX and goal informed his team of his departure.
Even after the end of the Champions League against Chelsea, rumors of Zidane’s thoughts of emigration had become loud – and not just for sporting reasons. The corona measures that continue to apply in Spain have also made Zidane increasingly tired in recent months. He continues to enjoy working with the team in the Valedebebas training center, but the restrictions that prevent a team life like before the Corona crisis should hit him.
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Zidane’s contract with Real Madrid runs until 2022.