Zinedine Zidane to quit Real Madrid boss after first trophy-less season in 11 years

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Zinedine Zidane to quit Real Madrid boss after first trophy-less season in 11 years


Zinedine Zidane has decided to step down as Real Madrid head coach for the second time.

The Frenchman recalled the time during his second term at the helm of the La Liga club, which he has led to two league titles and three Champions League wins since 2015.

Zidane informed club managers and the first team of his decision on Wednesday and is currently at Real’s training complex in Valdebebas to finalize details of his departure.

His exit comes after Madrid narrowly lost the league title to city rivals Atletico Madrid over the weekend. Real finished second in La Liga, two points behind Atletico, and were eliminated from the Champions League in the semi-finals and the Copa del Rey in the round of 16 to end the season without a trophy for the first time. in 11 years. .

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Atletico Madrid won their first La Liga title in seven years this weekend, hitting Real on the final day

Off the pitch, Real were one of the key players in the Super League’s failed breakout with club president Florentino Perez repeatedly defending the plan and engaging in a war of words with the UEFA which shows no sign of slowing down.

Real will listen to offers for Hazard and Bale this summer

Real Madrid will listen to offers from Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale this summer amid their continued interest in Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Hazard has only scored five times since leaving Chelsea two years ago in a deal worth up to £ 130million.

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Eden Hazard could also leave this summer

Injury issues mean the Belgian has only played 43 games in all competitions in two seasons in Spain.

The 30-year-old was not in the squad for Saturday’s game against Villarreal as Real finished the campaign second in La Liga, two points behind champions Atletico Madrid.

The collapse of the European Super League proposal, along with their continued interest in Mbappe and Haaland, means Real Madrid need to raise funds through player sales this summer.

In addition to Hazard and Bale, Los Blancos will listen to offers from other players such as Luka Jovic.

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