Zinedine Zidane, the former Real Madrid manager, revealed the reason of his decision to leave Santiago Bernabeu. Zidane resigned as Real Madrid’s manager because he felt the Spanish club no longer trusted him, he wrote in an open letter on Monday.
Zizou called it quit on his second stint with Madrid after Los Blancos were dethroned by city rivals Atletico Madrid in LaLiga this season. The 48-years-old coach confirmed his departure from Real Madrid in an open letter published on Monday.
“I am leaving because I feel that the club no longer trusts me that I need and does not offer me the support to build something in the medium or long term,” the Frenchman said in a letter published by AS.
“I am a born winner and I came here to win trophies, but beyond that there are human beings, emotions, life and I think these things are undervalued, it is not understood that a great club is maintained,” he said.
“I have now decided to leave and I want to properly explain the reasons. I’m leaving, but I’m not jumping ship and I’m not tired of training,” he said.
The Frenchman also explained his relationship with the Madrid club. “For more than 20 years, from the first day I arrived in Madrid and wore the white shirt, you’ve shown me your love. I’ve always felt that there was something special between us. I’ve had the enormous honour of being a player and the coach of the greatest club ever, but above all I’m just another Madrid fan. For all these reasons I wanted to write this letter, to say goodbye to you and explain my decision to leave the coaching job.
Real had a disappointing season after Atletico Madrid won the La Liga title. This is the second time Zidane has resigned as manager of Real Madrid. Los Blancos is eyeing former Inter manager Antonio Conte, Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino, and Raul as replacements to Zidane.