“I am leaving because the team is not giving me the trust I need, it does not offer me the support to construct something for the middle or long term.”
Zinedine Zidane (FRA)
Former Association Football World Champion (1998)
On leaving Real Madrid with a year to go on his contract as their Coach.
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Zinedine Zidane managed Real Madrid from 2016 to 2018 and then again from 2019 to 2021. In his second period he won the 2019-2020 La Liga and finished second place in the 2020-21 season but left the team citing the above reason.
Spanish media have reported that Real Madrid also asks Zidane for self-criticism, such as in terms of the management of some players.