Zinedine Zidane has resigned as the director of Real Madrid with instant impact for the second time in his profession.
Real Madrid missing out to the Spanish La Liga name to city competitions Atlético Madrid on Saturday by Only a stage after a dramatic last day of the year.
“Real Madrid C. F. announces that Zinedine Zidane has chosen to bring a stop to his existing spell as head trainer of our team,” the Spanish team said in a statement.
“We should now admire his choice and convey our gratitude for his professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm through the last few years and what he intends to Real Madrid.
“Zidane is just one of Real Madrid’s great icons along with his heritage extends beyond what he’s attained as a player and coach in our club.
“He knows he has a place in the hearts of the Real Madrid fans and he will always have a house in Real Madrid.” Despite finishing second in La Liga behind Atlético and reaching the semifinals of the Champions League, it’s been a disappointing season for Real Madrid.
It is the first time in 11 seasons when Real has completed without raising a trophy.
It’s not the first time Zidane has walked away from the Spanish giants, who he played between 2001 and 2006.
The France legend has been hired originally in 2016, winning an unprecedented three successive Champions League titles as well as the La Liga title after.
He resigned in May 2018 before returning 10 weeks afterwards.
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In his next semester, Zidane won the 2019-20 Spanish league name as well as the Spanish Super Cup. But after guiding the club for its initial trophy-less year since 2009-10, the 48-year older has resigned for the next time.