ZinedineZidane decided to quit his job after winning the 3rd consecutive Champions League title with the team, and things started to go everywhere. It seems like the team is going to go through a deep reconstruction as several key components are saying goodbye.
It looks like Zidane has always been really elegant regarding his decisions. He seems like the kind of guy who respectfully bashes on Real Madrid’s by playing with the same values while always having the upper hand on them. He’s the player who always leaves first, unlike others that end up leaving through the back door.
This time was no different, as he announced his departure right after winning the final. And while Florentino Perez didn’t look too happy about the news, he knew he could do nothing. Once again, Zidane was being polite while denying Real Madrid from kicking him out when things went south.
Zidane was assistant manager of Carlo Ancelotti, who won a Champions League title with Real Madrid in 2014. He then took charge as the manager. It went pretty well for him, with one La Liga title, one Supercopa de España title, and three consecutive Champions League trophies to back his work up.
During the press conference, Zidane quickly explained that “everything changes” and that he made a decision based on that logic while Perez looked at him in awe. “What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology,” he added.
This is a game changer for Real Madrid, as most of the team’s fans were static about Zidane being the manager due to its great results. Some players will leave because of this. Neymar could be coming to Real Madrid real soon and Cristiano Ronaldo is prone to leave.
Younger players from other teams will be wanted to join the new Real Madrid project, and several managers are now being discussed to fill in for Zidane. In Tri St Lucia, we think that it must be hard for a manager to take charge after everything Zidane achieved, but someone will have to do it.
What does this mean for Real Madrid? Right now, the fans should be just happy about their three last years and how things went for Real Madrid. The head of the club will now have to decide who are the best to fill in for everyone who left this season, and it won’t be an easy task.