Zinedine Zidane has reportedly decided to stand down as Real Madrid manager after leading the club to three Champions League titles in two-and-a-half seasons in charge.
Zidane is expected to reveal his decision in a hastily-arranged press conference in the Spanish capital on Thursday. Radio station Cadena SER said he had decided to quit.
On February 18, Zidane told the Spanish media: “Being a coach is extremely tiring – more so at a club like Real Madrid, When I feel there is nothing more to give, I’ll walk away.”
Zidane took over at Real Madrid following the sacking of Rafa Benitez in January 2016 and won three successive Champions League titles, as well as the Liga title in 2016-17.
The Frenchman also lead Madrid to back-to-back European Super Cups and Club World Cups in 2016 and 2017.
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