Zinedine Zidane resigns as Real Madrid Manager. The Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane has resigned as the coach of Real Madrid. He was live at a snap press conference at Valdebebas on Thursday where he made it known that he leaving the club.
The three times champion league winner did not give concrete reason why he is leaving the Real Madrid but he said his resignation is not connected to Cristaino Ronaldo or any other players.
According to the report, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has called a press conference for the media at 13:00 on Thursday 31 May 2018.
Zinedine Zidane resigns as Real Madrid Manager
This is what he says at the press conference.
And that’s it. Thanks for joining us. Now time to process what just happened in the last hour!
Is it anything to do with Cristiano Ronaldo? “No”
When? “I’m not going to say. I’m going to keep that to myself.”
When did you say now is the time to leave? “I’ve tried to work hard, be honest, defend the club’s values. I’ve always had the respect of my players and without that it’s impossible to achieve things. My decision is my decision. It has nothing to do with the players but after three years, it’s difficult to maintain such high standards. I’m a natural born winner and I love winning. I don’t like losing. If I feel like I am not going to win then a change is needed. The decision wasn’t that I’m going to change this player or that player. I said I’m going to leave.”
“We’ve talked about strengthening the squad and signings but that’s not why I leaving. If you want to manage, this is part of your job. I think a change is needed,” Zidane says.
Zidane says his favourite memory is winning the league last year and his worst the loss to Leganes in the Copa del Rey.
“My fondest memory was as a player when I signed for Real Madrid.”
“If I was the manager here next season, it would have been tough for us to win trophies. You saw in the Copa this season and I can’t forget out domestic campaign that easily here.”
“There are stages, periods you go through, stages. And you need to know when to stop. I think it’s the right decision for the team.”
“I’m not tired of managing. I’ve been managing for three years but I think for me, the time to leave the club is now.”
Zidane has said he was going to sign a new contract but now he is walking. What has changed, he is asked. “Nothing. The demans can wear you down. Maybe, back then on that day, I thought that. But later, in my head there was a different thing and my mind changed. I’ve always said that anything can happen at this club and my time has come to an end.”
Zidane said he has spoken to Ramos and he says “I played alongside Sergio Ramos and he respects my decision.”
Zinedine Zidane resigns as Real Madrid Manager.