It comes as a shock to many of us that Zinedine Zidane announced he will leaves Real Madrid this summer. The Frenchman won his third consecutive Champions League title and believes this is the perfect time to quit his job. I think he is absolutely right! Real Madrid had a tough season in La Liga and there were already talks about firing him if they dropped out of the Champions League. He managed to avoid getting sacked by winning the Champions League again, but there is no better time to leave the club than now.
Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid
The Frenchman entered the job in January 2016. In his first half season he started by winning the Champions League and La Liga. Now two and a half seasons later he won three Champions League titles in total. He is the only manager in the world that won three Champions League trophies in his two and a half year spell at a club. Is he stupid to leave the club? I don’t think so! It’s getting harder every year to keep winning trophies. Especially after the Cristiano Ronaldo rumours, it’s going to be tough to win another Champions League next season.
What’s next for Zidane?
I can’t see him managing another club at this moment. He would be the perfect guy to take over the French national team after the upcoming World Cup. France has a very strong squad and he should be able to do bits with them in the future. This would give him some more time for his own and to spent with his family.
What’s next for Real Madrid?
This is going to be a difficult time for the club. They need to replace one of their most successful managers this summer. A big team like Real Madrid always has a list of possible new managers, so they will know who they want to be their next manager. I can see them going after Allegri. In the next few days we will write an extra post about the possible new managers for Real Madrid.