Zinedine Zidane has already informed the Real Madrid dressing room that he will leave at the end of the season, that he will not continue on the bench next season. The news was advanced by Fernando Burgos in Onda Cero and Marca has learned that that meeting with the squad took place last Saturday, after the elimination against Chelsea, on the eve of the League duel against Sevilla.
He did it after training, causing the press conference to start later than normal. Therefore, Zidane has eight days left in charge of Madrid, two games in which he will try to win his third league.
The decision, as he has commented to the dressing room, is very thoughtful and firm. The Frenchman understands that his cycle at Madrid is over and that it is time to step aside. It is the second time that Zidane leaves Madrid as a coach, although this time he is not as surprising as the first. The Frenchman, who hasn't wanted to clarify his future for two months, had been warning with his silence.
And at the press conference this Saturday, prior to the duel against Athletic, he dropped it. "There are moments in which you have to be and others in which you have to go for the good of all," said the Frenchman, who didn't stop throwing flowers at his team. "What the players are doing is the host".
Zidane will leave Real Madrid with 11 or 12 titles, depending on whether he wins this League that is fighting hand in hand with Atlético, being without a doubt one of the most important coaches in the history of Real Madrid. In terms of titles, he is only surpassed by Miguel Muñoz, who won 14.