Zinedine Zidane Leaves Real Madrid After 3rd Consecutive Champions League Win

| June 1 , 2018 , 12:53 IST

After winning record-breaking 13th Champions League, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane decided to step down from his post of coach.

On Thursday, Zidane called for a press conference and announced his shocking decision. The reason given by him for his exit: “though winning should be constant, the club needs a change in methodology after three years”.

Zidane also mentioned “everything changes” and “that’s why he took this decision”.

He has guided the Spanish club to three Champions League cups and a La Liga success since taking over in 2016.

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Such cases are not new for Mardid. In 1998, German Coach Jupp Heynckes was sacked immediately after winning the Champions League and after five years in 2003, Spanish coach Vincente Del Bosque was shown the doors after guiding the team ninth European title win. The difference this time is that instead of the club, the coach himself decided to step down.

A number of names are being circulated for the replacement of Zidane, including Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, Joechim Loew and even Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

But the name which is attracting the most is Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino. According to Spanish media, he may be announced as the Real Madrid boss who could replace Zidane.

Just like how the Spanish media is overflowing the news of Pottechino moving into Spain, their English counterparts are also not leaving any stone unturned to connect former boss Zidane with Chelsea.