Zidane Leaves Real Madrid
The news just reaching us now is that Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach five days after he won the European Champions cup for the club. Five days ago, Zidane led Real Madrid defeat Liverpool 3 – 1 in the finals of the Champions league. As such, he has won the Champions league 4 times in Real Madrid, three as a coach and one as a player.
Zidane, 45, took over after Rafael Benitez was sacked and was in charge for 149 games. He steered Real to 104 wins and 29 draws, had 69.8% win rate, and won nine trophies.
While speaking to the press he said, “I love this club…What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology. And that’s why I took this decision.”
It is said that it is better to leave when the ovation is loudest. This is what Zidane just did. He chose the right time to bow out.