Zidane explains reason for quitting Real Madrid job

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Legendary footballer, Zinedine Zidane has explained his reason for quitting his managerial role at Real Madrid.

He disclosed this in an open letter to the club published by Spanish paper, AS on Monday.

The Frenchman said he quit because the club no longer believed in him.

This, he said, would not enable him to build something in the medium or long-term as manager of Europe’s most successful club.

“I’m leaving because I feel the club no longer has the faith in me I need, and doesn’t offer me the support to build something in the medium or long term.

“I am a born winner and I was here to win trophies, but beyond this there are human beings, emotions, life and I have the feeling that these things have not been valued, that it has not been understood that this is also how the dynamic of a great club is maintained,” he said.

“But everything I built on a daily basis, what I brought to the relationship with the players… has been forgotten.

“I’m leaving, but I’m not jumping ship and I’m not tired of coaching,” Zidane said.

The capital club had a disappointing 2020/2021 season which it finished without a trophy for the first time in eleven years.

It was the second time Zidane would quit his role as manager.

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