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Five days after winning the EUFA champion league Zinedine Zidane is leaving the European champions after two years in charge of the Real Madrid squad (as a manager), he told a news conference on Thursday 31 May 2018.

Zidane claimed an unprecedented third consecutive Champions League title when Real beat Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday, capping a remarkable period in his first job in senior club management.

He claimed the first of his hat-trick of European triumphs two years ago when Real defeated local rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties in the final. A year later he led Real to their first European Cup and La Liga double in 59 years.

The Frenchman took over a divided dressing room after the sacking of Rafael Benitez in January 2016 and immediately set about uniting the squad.

Reiterates reasons for leaving:

“I do not want to start a season and have a bad time, I want to end with Real Madrid when everything is going well.

“I am doing this for the good of this team, for this club. It would have been difficult for me to win again next year. There have been good moments, but also difficult times. I do not forget that. And at this club you must know this.

“I did it as a player, and now again as a coach. This the right moment to end things well.

Is it because of Cristiano Ronaldo ‘crisis’?

“No, not at all.”

By: Monti Montsha

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