Agencies (Qasioun) – Zinedine Zidane announced in a press conference held few minutes ago with the president of Real Madrid Florentino Perez that he will leave the club as coach.
Zidane said "I spoke to him [Perez] to explain a little what I was thinking at the moment. First for me, the squad, the club I think it's a bit of a weird moment but an important one that is good for everyone." Adding that "What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology and that's why I took this decision."
"I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams" he added. "But everything changes and that's why I've taken the decision to leave."
"After doing three years, it's the right decision. I understand, and what I can do is thank the fans not only as a coach but as a player they have always supported me.
"I have a special love for this fanbase. I thank you all for your support and there are difficult times when there are whistles but that is part of this club. I think at times the players need it, when you have a difficult time you have to front up occasionally. When the fans spur us on, that's important."
"I'm not thinking about anything. After three years it's my decision, it could be wrong, but after three years I think it's the moment.
However, the following could be one of Zidane's reasons to resign, he said "If I can't see clearly how we're going to continue winning, or how I want them, then it's the best time to change. To not continue."
Perez said it was totally unexpected decision, he said "I tried to convince him but I know how it is. He knows he has all our love and support"
Perez added "One can't be prepared for something like this. I remember the first time I went to his house and asked him to coach Real Madrid and he was absolutely convinced he could win things.
"We must thank him for his care and passion for Real Madrid over these years.