Zinedine Zidane has dramatically resigned as Real Madrid manager.
The coach, who just last week guided Real to an unprecedented three back-to-back Champions League win, announced his shocking exit in a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
He said he took the decision after meeting with Real president, Florentino Perez, earlier in the day at the training ground.
Zidane said, “I’ve taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach.
“This is the right moment for everyone, it might seem a bit strange, but it had to be done for the good of everyone, the players, the club, and myself.
“This team must keep winning, and it needs a change after three years, another voice, another method of working.
“The decision maybe does not make sense to many people, but it does to me. This is the moment to make a change, also for the players, after three years it is the right decision.”
During his two-and-a-half year spell as manager, Zidane won eight titles, including three consecutive Champions League trophies.