Zinedine Zidane to step down as Real Madrid boss after first season without a trophy in 11 years


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

The Frenchman has called time on his second spell in charge of the La Liga club, who he has led to two league titles and three Champions League victories since 2015.

Zidane told club directors and the first-team squad of his decision on Wednesday and is currently at Real's Valdebebas training complex finalising the details of his departure.

His exit comes after Real narrowly lost out on the league title to city rivals Atletico Madrid at the weekend. Real finished second in La Liga, two points behind Atletico, and were knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage and the Copa del Rey in the round of 32 to end the season without a trophy for the first time in 11 years.

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

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Source: skysports.com


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