Zinedine Zidane has finally revealed why he resigned as Real Madrid manager. According to the France international, he said he left because he felt the club “no longer had faith” in him. The former Real Madrid player left the Spanish topside for the second time in his coaching career on the 27th of May after failing to win a trophy during the 2020-21 season.
Zinedine Zidane Reveals Why He Resign in an Open Letter
Zinedine Zidane previously managed Real Madrid from 2016-2018 before returning ten months later in March 2019. According to him, he said: “I’m going, but I’m not jumping overboard, nor am I tired of coaching.” The 48-year-old sent an open letter to Real Madrid fans. The letter was published by the Spanish media outlet AS.
In the letter, he said: “I’m leaving because I feel the club no longer has faith in me I need, nor the support to build something in the medium or long term.” “I understand football, and I know the demands of a club like Real Madrid. I know when you don’t win, you have to leave.”
“I’m a natural-born winner, and I was here to win trophies, but even more important than this are the people, their feelings, life itself, and I have the sensation these things have not been taken into account.” “There has been a failure to understand that these things also keep the dynamics of a great club going. To some extent, I have even been rebuked for it.”
Zinedine Zidane won three consecutive Champions League titles and a La Liga title during his term with Real Madrid. When he same came back for the second time, he secured a second La Liga title and was knocked out of Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Uefa Champions League. The manager also said his stay 20 years in Bernabeu were “the most beautiful thing that’s happened” in his life.
The manager said he will “always be grateful” to Real president Florentino Perez. He said he was asking for privileges and more recollection because to him, the life of a coach in the big clubs two seasons, or little more. He said for him to have stayed longer than that in the club shows his relationship with the club is a very important one, and they value him.