"I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach", the Frenchman told a hastily convened press conference, before adding he was not looking for another club to coach.
He hinted his departure in February when he said, "Being a coach is extremely tiring - more so at a club like Real Madrid".
" I will still be close to the club but this decision is a clear one that might not make sense to some people but it is the moment to make a change, for the players as well". He gave me the opportunity to come as a player and now manager and I am eternally grateful. "And that's why I took this decision".
He won the Champions League in three consecutive campaigns as well as winning a La Liga crown too. "I wanted him to be next to me forever".
Zidane, the former Real, Juventus and Bordeaux midfielder, is understood to be under contract in Madrid until 2020. How can I ask more from the players?
"This is a attractive moment as we have just won a third straight Champions League and I have now reflected and made this decision".
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez expresses his love for Zinedine Zidane and wishes he was able to change his resignation decision.
The bombshell decision came 12 years after another stunning blow from Zidane brought a controversial close to the midfielder´s worldwide career.
Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League in Milan.
Prior to being given the top job, Zidane had previously worked as an assistant coach to Carlo Ancelotti, during which time the club finally won the elusive Decima. "I'm not here to talk about the future of this team". His words referring to La Liga as the greatest achievement earned in his career as a manager are a great recognition of the competition: "The best in the world", said La Liga president Javier Tebas. "I am not going to coach another team [right away]".
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The 25-year old Salah was substituted by Adam Lallana, who has played only 16 minutes since March because of injury. Tonight they were the better team and were able to take full advantage of the chances that came their way.