fractureing: Zinedine Zidane resigns as Real Madrid manager after winning his 3rd Champions League title
– Zinedine Zidane has announced he will be leaving his position as the head coach of Real Madrid this summer
– The Frenchman led Los Blancos to their third consecutive Champions League victory in Kiev last weekend after beating Liverpool in the final
– He is the first manager in modern day football to win three straight UCL titles
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has announced his resignation from the head coach of Los Blancos.
The Frenchman led the Galacticos to their third straight Champions League triumph after beating Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev on Saturday, May 26.
He joined the Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the winter of 2016 after taking over from Rafael Benitez after working with the club’s Castilla side.
Zidane led the Galacticos to claim the 2016 UCL title after beating their city rivals Atletico Madrid in his first season at the club.
They repeated the feat in his second year following his 4-1 victory over Juventus last year and then beat Liverpool on Saturday to make his third triumph in Europa.
The Frenchman has a running contract with his present club until the summer of 2020, but decided to walk away after the 3-1 victory in Kiev last weekend.
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Los Blancos were runners up on the SPanish League table in his first year, but stepped up in his second season by winning the La Liga and the Champions League title.
Having won three straight UCL titles, Zadane became the first manager in modern day football to achieve such mighty feat.
Madrid finished third behind Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on the Spanish League table, compared to their usual high standards, as Barcelona ran away with the title.
Zidane’s men were defeated 3-0 in the first leg of their El Clasico clash at the Bernabeu in December, but managed to avoid defeat in the second leg later in the season as they played 2-2 draw at Camp Nou.
However, Madrid made the Champions League their priority as they dumped PSG, Juentus and Bayern Munich out of the championship on the way to Kiev.
Madrid met Jurgen Klopp’s swashbuckling Liverpool in the final in Kiev, and were more than a match for this campaign’s surprise package.
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Karim Benzema opened the scoring for Los Blancos, following a Loris Karius mistake, before Sadio Mane equalised for the Reds.
Gareth Bale restored Real’s lead with a stunning bicycle kick, before the Welshman put the icing on the cake with a speculative long-range effort that Karius palmed into his own net.
earlier reported that Zinedine Zidane says he wants Isco at Real Madrid for a long time after the Spaniard was linked with a move away from the club.
The 25-year-old, who was instrumental to the Galacticos’ successful Champions League title defence last season, has struggled for playing time this season – with just five goals to his credit in all appearances this term.
And the manager is hoping that the distracting reports can fade off once he has declared the importance of the midfielder to his team.
Isco played no part in Madrid’s 3-0 massacre in the first leg of the El Classico last December, while he started from the bench in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Levante in their last league fixture.
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