The News of Zidane’s departure came as a shock to many fans, not just to Real Madrid, faithfuls but also fans of rival clubs and all football lovers over the world. It is unconfirmed why He would depart the club barely a week after making it a 3rd champions league trophy in succession.
However, Guillem Balague claimed that Zidane’s departure was connected to the future of C.Ronaldo and Gareth Bale futures. The Sky Sports pundit is quoted to have said that “Cristiano Ronaldo instead of celebrating with his team mates decided to talk about his future!” And Ronaldo has since left for Juventus as there were talks over doubts about the future of Gareth Bale let’s see on that one.
“Guillem Balague spoke a great deal of sense when making his Zidance departure comments as we have seen from the so called shock move from Ronaldo but we think he was more astute than that and let’s see how the next few seasons play out”
“Liverpool had a deserved and fantastic run in the last Champions League and an immense season. They played some unstoppable football at times. It took Zidances Real Madrid who have now won an unprecedented 3 Champions Leagues in row to stop them. This is arguably currently the world’s greatest manager stepping down from the best club, it is always worth listening to what he has to day” Super Liverpool and football fans from Reiseshop
Despite his short lived career as a coach of one of the biggest footballing team in Europe, Zidane would forever be remembered as one of the most successful coaches in the history of football.
The First Coach to Win Champions League Three Times in A Row
The greatest record kept by the former French skipper is winning the Champions League three times in a row. Since the official renaming of the UEFA Champions League from European Cup to UEFA Champions League, no team had won the trophy back to back in a row, until the jinx was broken by Zidane in 2016 when the beat Athletico Madrid in an all Spanish Final. He further won the 2017/2018 edition after beating English side, Liverpool in a 3-1 victory.
9 Titles in Less than three years
Many coaches have made their arks and broken several records, like Anceloti wining three total Chanpions League title, Zidane became the first to win 9 major trophies in less than 3 years. However, many people have criticized him for ridding on the back of others.
But the 45 year old former player proved his critics wrong. His first trophy came in after beating Manchester City 1-0, and later wining Athletico Madrid in a penalty shoot out to win their 11th European Cup. He went on to two Club World Cups, two UEFA Super Cups, one LaLiga and one Spanish Super Cup.
Over 74% Win Rate
As at the end of the season, Zidane had already recorded over 74% win rate in his managerial career. With a solid team made up of the C Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and others, Zidane’s team since he took over from Benitez has won 84 games, recorded 21 draws and only 11 loses. Though not a side that scored much, Real Madrid with Zidane scored 311 goals and conceived 118.
First to win his First El Classico since 2007
Five days after taking over from Benitez, Zidane had his first game against a strong rival, Bacelona. He went on to win the game 2-1. While his record might seem insignificant, it is worthy of note that the el Classico is one of Europe’s biggest football fixtures, pitching two giants against each other. With the long time rivalry between both clubs, Zidane did not only become the second coach since 2007 to win his El Classico game, but also ended Bacelona’s 39 match unbeaten record .