Zinedine Zidane quits as coach of Real Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane has announced his resignation as Real Madrid head coach. We take a look at a few of the contenders.

Zidane said Thursday he felt it was the right moment - for him and for the club - to make a change. "What I think this team needs is to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology".

Zidane has won a total of nine trophies in two-and-a-half years at the Bernabeu including three consecutive Champions League titles. I did not know, maybe secretly he knew because he wanted to make it happen with Mr. Perez, not with us. "Big players need a change". I have a special fondness for this club and I want to thank again for all the support.

Zidane said his association with Madrid may not be at an end.

Zidane, a former Real Madrid player, took over the managerial job from Rafa Benitez in January 2016, and helped the team win three Champions League titles along with a La Liga trophy. "In the coming days I will give a response to the fans because they actually have always been at my side".

"I did not know".

"I don´t see myself continuing to win this year and I am a victor, I don´t like to lose", added Zidane, who was under contract with Real until 2020.

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"As always as a person and captain, we have lived a lot together, he respects my decision". I think at times the players need it, when you have a hard time you have to front up occasionally.

Zidane took charge of Real in 2016 and led his side to La Liga glory in the 2016/17 season.

It's hard to envision Klopp suddenly leaving his position at Liverpool in order to take up the new post in Spain, whereas Pochettino signed a new long-term contract with Tottenham last week. I am not exhausted of coaching after three years.

"You can't help but admire what he has done", France manager Didier Deschamps, who won the World Cup as a player alongside Zidane in 1998, told France's TF1 after the Kiev triumph.

"I'm not going to coach any other team next season".

"Madrid has given everything to me and I will be close to this club for the rest of my life".