Zinedine Zidane’s second era as Real Madrid’s head coach came to an end after the club announced the departure of the Frenchman yesterday.
As a former ‘galactico’ star and legendary midfielder who stole the hearts of fans at the Santiago Bernabeu, Zidane has returned twice to Madrid as a coach.
Now, his era is over after Madrid said in a statement: “Real Madrid have announced that Zinedine Zidane has chosen to end his time as the club’s coach.
“Now is the time to honor his decision and show him appreciation for his professionalism, dedication and determination over the years and for all that he has contributed to Real Madrid.
“Zidane is one of Real Madrid’s legendary icons and his legacy will continue from what he has achieved as a coach and player for this club.
“He knows that he has a place in the hearts of Real Madrid fans and has always had a place in Real Madrid.”