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Zinedine Zidane, master of dramatic departures, Football News & Top Stories

02 June 2018, 01:36 | Kristopher Drake

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Gareth Bale

When Real Madrid president Perez sets his sights on a new signing, he tends to get his man, yet Pochettino and Real Madrid is a recipe that may not serve up a winning formula for a number of reasons.

Blanc was renowned as one of the world's best centre-backs during his illustrious playing career that saw him win the World Cup and European Championship with France, as well as representing elite clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan and Manchester United at club level.

"There are hard moments when you can wonder whether you are the right person still", he said.

The Tottenham manager is among the favourites to succeed Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu after the Frenchman sensationally quit on Thursday, having won three consecutive Champions League titles.

That will not be lost on the Tottenham fans, although majority were hopeful they will be able to keep their popular manager even should the Champions League winners come calling. I tried to convince him but I know how it is.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp walks past the trophy as he collects his loser's medal after the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on May 26, 2018. It's a sad day for me and it also will be for the fans and players of this club. We always want more from the players, and a moment comes when I can not ask them for more. I know it's a unusual moment for everyone involved, but I think it's the right decision. "It is just an 'until soon.' I will always be close to this club".

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Tuch had a almost open net and a short-range shot, but Holtby swung around and stopped the puck with the blade of his stick. The Associated Press contributed to this article . "Just being in the Stanley Cup finals is absolutely awesome ".

"I live in the present, there is nothing more important than this". After doing three years, it's the right decision.

Zidane played the Welshman sparingly and Bale said after the Champions League final that he would look elsewhere in the summer for more game time.

" I'm not going to coach another team right now".

But Tottenham are likely to fight to keep him.

"I have just signed a long contract with Tottenham, and am happy here".

With Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino another name linked to the Madrid job, Purslow believes Levy has been smart to tie the Argentine to a new long-term contract, but is not sure that will guarantee he stays.

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