Zinedine Zidane took the correct decision to leave Real Madrid Fabio Capello

Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid

Zidane explained his decision to leave Madrid less than a week after claiming a third Champions League title in a row as "time to go out at the top" in Thursday's press conference.

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp walks past the trophy as he collects his loser's medal after the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on May 26, 2018.

According to The Sun, the man whose team Zidane beat on Saturday to clinch its 13 European Cup could well be his successor at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Affectionately known as "Zizou" in France, he was World Player of the Year three times, in 1998, 2000 and 2003 in a career that started at Cannes, moved onto Bordeaux before he moved into the big league with Juventus, staying five years, before joining Real in 2001.

Zidane admitted there were some hard moments over the course of the 2017-18 campaign, mentioning the Copa del Rey defeat to Leganes, and he felt that after two and a half seasons together, he just could not ask any more from the Madrid players.

Egypt star Salah to travel to Spain for treatment: federation
Flanking Zidane at the press conference, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said the decision was "completely unexpected". Zidane, 46, joined Real Madrid in 2016 when he replaced Rafael Benitez before leading the team to their 11 Europeam trophy.

Zidane won an astonishing nine trophies in charge of Madrid, and you have to feel as though he won't be short of offers for his next appointment. "For sure Real Madrid will find a good replacement".

"You can rule me out completely", Low said.

He said the club can "take a lot out of you" even when you have been successful like Zidane. I tried to convince him but I know how it is. I envy friends of mine who can do that.

"It is a hard moment, as I am saying I am leaving, but it is not a sad day for me", Zidane said.

It would be a huge shock now though, with it being 14 years since he last lifted a league title, but it would mean the 68-year-old will have more than landed on his feet after effectively being forced out of the door at the Emirates.

Zidane announces resignation from Real Madrid
The three-time Champions League-winning boss announced his decision at an impromptu press conference at 12 noon BST on Thursday. In addition to the three European titles, Zidane also won six other titles with the club, including one league crown.

"I am not going to talk about hypotheticals". I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together. I'm not looking for another team.

The former Espanyol player and coach was open to discussing in basic terms the challenge which would face the new Madrid coach, taking over a squad full of very experienced and confident stars who have in the past had issues with past managers including Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho.

In an era where journalists' access to footballers and managers is becoming more and more hard given the ever-growing powers of club media channels, you could say fair play to Pochettino for taking questions in a one-on-one and press conference environment.

Zidane was hired in January 2016, his first major coaching job.

ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after racist tweets
I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power. Her tweet yesterday about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett was a lapse too revolting to be ignored.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Drake Did Blackface for Clothing Line to Showcase ‘Powerful Duality’ of Race
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:59
Add to that the fact the new Kanye West record is expected to drop as early as this week - and he is not afraid to speak his mind. The image accompanying the track was a picture of the Toronto rapper in blackface, which is all types of yikes.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Soggy Alberto triggers mudslides, forces evacuations in North Carolina
Jun 01, 2018 - 18:35
The most severe storms are projected to hit the northeastern part of the state, weather service meteorologist Bill Barrett said. Wednesday morning, an engineer deemed the dam safe and all evacuations were lifted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Philippines says it protests China 'harassment' of navy boat
Jun 01, 2018 - 17:38
The current head, Admiral Harry Harris, has been nominated to be the new ambassador to South Korea. He will be replaced by Admiral Philip Davidson.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Richmond’s Sugar Shack Donuts makes list of Best Doughnut Shops in America
Jun 01, 2018 - 17:26
Head to participating Dunkin' Donuts locations and get a free classic donut with a purchase of any drink throughout the day. Hugs & Donuts: The shop in the Heights is offering buy one glazed doughnut and get another for free on Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 54% of people approve of new National Football League kneeling policy
May 31, 2018 - 20:33
Members of Congress found a partisan divide over the NFL's new policy on players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem. Though he has stopped taking a knee, Reid vowed to continue protesting injustice.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bethesda Announces Fallout: 76
May 31, 2018 - 20:25
It seems that the stream's 150,000 viewers can now rejoice, as the publisher has announced Fallout 76 . The titular Vault 76 has previously been mentioned but never seen in previous Fallout games.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roseanne Barr Blames Michelle Obama For The Cancellation Of Her ABC Show!
May 31, 2018 - 20:19
Barr compared Jarrett to " Planet of the Apes " and the Muslim Brotherhood, then claimed she was just joking. And then some sarcasm (and a third-person reference): "Gee, he never called President Donald J.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump says talks with North Korea going 'very well'
May 31, 2018 - 20:08
But the authors of the study say time is also needed to assuage North Korea's security concerns. Trump said he was hopeful that his meeting with Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andrew Lincoln to Leave The Walking Dead With Season 9
May 30, 2018 - 18:26
Lauren Cohan , who plays Maggie, is only contracted to appear in six episodes in Season 9, which is now in production. Lincoln is only set to appear in six episodes of The Walking Dead Season 9 , according to Collider .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arkady Babchenko reported killed in Ukraine appears alive
May 30, 2018 - 18:24
He had served in the Russian army during the two wars in Chechnya in 1990s and became one of Russia's best-known war reporters. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded by denouncing the Ukrainian accusations, calling the killing a "tragedy".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federal Bureau of Investigation urging people to reboot routers, due to malware threat
May 30, 2018 - 18:23
People should also consider disabling remote-management settings, changing passwords and upgrading to the latest firmware. Most devices in homes and businesses come equipped with default credentials which are easily stolen by hackers .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top IOS 11.4 brings a long awaited messaging feature
May 30, 2018 - 18:19
The feature will help reduce iMessages' impact on your iPhone's built-in storage by storing attachments and photos in iCloud . The update gives you the ability to pair two HomePod units in the same room, allowing them to act as stereo speakers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Messi hat-trick eases Argentina to victory over Haiti
May 30, 2018 - 17:39
The Argentina superstar will be 35 by the time the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar gets underway and may not be as effective then as he is now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel and Palestinians trade fire on Gaza border amid cease-fire talk
May 30, 2018 - 17:15
Egypt , which shares a border with both Gaza and Israel, stepped in and convinced Palestinian militant groups to accept a truce. A Palestinian during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA following through on 25 percent Chinese tariff
May 30, 2018 - 17:14
The White House announcement said Tuesday it also would impose curbs on Chinese investment and purchases of high-tech exports. Yet if the two sides can't come to an agreement on the outline of the talks, Ross' trip could be scuttled, The Journal said.