Going by the latest reports, Zinedine Zidane has stepped down from the prestigious calling of Real Madrid’s manager this morning. Ideally, there were a lot of speculations of Zidane stepping down from the pedestal for the second time when Real Madrid was pipped by Atlético Madrid in the race to the Spanish crown.
The canards of Zidane leaving Los Blancos were already doing rounds for the past week as the Spanish reporters prognosticated his departure from the club after they failed to win a solitary trophy in the entire year. Zidane’s initial stint with Madrid was scintillating, to say the least, that saw him winning the La Liga once and the Champions League on three straight occasions.
He was also the winner of the Super Cup for two consecutive years that saw Los Merengues claiming the title in 2016 and 2017. The club also won the Cub World Cup twice in 2016 and 2017 under the chaperonage of Zizou.
However, stunning everyone, Zidane decided to bid adieu to Real Madrid leaving the world in search of a mastermind who garnered so much success at Santiago Bernabeu within a very limited time span.
He returned to the Spanish capital in 2019 after Santiago Solari was shown the door. The man led from the very front as Real won the La Liga in the preceding year in a Covid affected season. However, what followed would be penned as something unforgettable in Zidane’s stint as a manager. It was for the first time in 11 years that the club failed to secure a solitary trophy in the entire year. Madrid was left lampooned when fourth-tier outfit, Alcoyano left them hamstrung in comprehensive fashion.
They had to be content with the second position of the La Liga league table after a dramatic turnaround from Luis Suarez sealed the deal for their city rivals. Even in UCL, they were ousted from the fray by an extraordinary Chelsea who will be dabbling in the final affair against their national counterparts, Manchester City.
Why did Zizou leave the Real Madrid job?
There are countless speculations doing the rounds about why exactly did Zidane decide to bid adieu for a second time to Madrid. Though most believe that it was due to the below-par performance from Real that left Zizou crestfallen, yet a few interesting facts have come to the light of the day. Albeit not being validated, of course, the tensions under the wraps were intensified enough.
Going by the tweet of COPE’s Manolo Lama, it was cited, “Zidane is leaving Real Madrid…because he does not forgive Florentino Perez leaking that he would be charged if he was eliminated in the Champions League. Zidane does not forgive that FP permanently questioned his decisions in private” (translated from Spanish using Google translate).”
Zidane se va Del Real Madrid..porque no perdona que Florentino Pérez filtrara que se lo cargaría si caía eliminado en Champions.
Zidane no perdona que FP permanentemente cuestionara en privado sus decisiones. pic.twitter.com/1ALSoeeCfOAdvertisement
— Manolo Lama (@lamacope) May 26, 2021
Who can be the possible Real manager after Zidane?
Going by the talks of the Onda Cero reporter, Fernando Burgos, Real Madrid will be weighing their options between erstwhile Juve preceptor, Massimilano Allegri, Spanish icon Raul Gonzalez and German coach Joachim Löw.
Though it is stated that Allegri may likely return to Juventus and Inter’s latest expression of interest in the man who led the Old Lady to pompous glory in the past has made it more difficult for the Blancos to rope in Max. Given the fact that Raul Gonzalez has so far had a successful stint with Real Madrid Castilla, he may be promoted to the job of the main man, especially after such a valorous showdown from his former Galacticos teammate, Zinedine Zidane.