Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says will leave club

Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev

Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev

It has been an honor to learn and win by your side.

"I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams, but everything changes and that is why I have taken the decision to leave". I'll always be thankful.

Zidane, under contract until 2020, gave no explicit reason for stepping down, but said he is not now seeking to coach another team.

Club president Florentino Perez described Zidane's decision as a shock, saying he only found out when he spoke to him at his home on Wednesday. This is a unusual moment but a very important moment. That's what the players need sometimes, when the fans actually push you it just makes you better. "But the team needs another methodology and that is why I have made this decision". But I know it was his final decision.

"It could be a "see you soon", because Madrid has given me everything and I'll be linked to this club my entire life", Zidane said. The 25-year-old striker was anxious to reassure his fans on Twitter Sunday: " Despite the predictions, I am confident that I will be in Russian Federation to make you all proud, " he wrote. And this is the right moment.

"I'm not going to coach any other team next season". It would have been hard for me to win again next year. I do not forget that. "The only thing I want to say is 'hasta pronto' because I know he will return, maybe after a rest". "This is a good moment to end it well".

"There are many reasons for this".

"I'm not the one who decides when we play and who we play". But it is the moment to [leave] here. "He is not only the leader of the Egyptian national team, but also one of the main stars of our group and the tournament in general", Kerzhakov said, according to Kingfut.

Zidane took over the Real reins in January 2016. The triumph represented his ninth major trophy in just two-and-a-half years in charge. He could miss all the matches of the first round of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Zidane was the first manager in Champions League history to win three straight European Cups.

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