Zidane leaves Real Madrid despite Champions League success

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REAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane has resigned despite leading the side to their third consecutive Champions League triumph.

Madrid owner Florentino Pérez said during a surprise press conference that “Zizou came to me with the surprise announcement” that he would be leaving the club but he “supports the decision.”

Zidane said “after three years I need a new challenge” and believed it was time for him to leave.

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“I think the players need a change but I should thank them because at the end of the day it’s them that fight out there and this is a club of very high expectations,” he added.

Zidane said he was also not looking to take a managerial role at another club at the moment.

According to reports Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte are the bookies favourites to take over at Real Madrid.

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