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I wanted Salah to win the Champions League — Rabeh Madjer

I wanted Salah to win the Champions League — Rabeh Madjer”

Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as Real Madrid manager less than a week after winning a third consecutive UEFA Champions League title with the club.

"This is a unusual moment but a very important moment", Zidane said.

"I think it's the moment, both for me, the team and the club (to step down)".

"This side should carry on winning and needs a change for this".

"It's a odd moment, but this team needs a change to keep winning, it needs another speech, another work methodology and that's why I made this decision".

"I'm not the one who decides when we play and who we play". But it is the wrong decision for the team, the player and the fans.

Zidane announced his decision in Madrid on Thursday morning.

He was flanked at the press conference by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who said Zidane's announcement was "totally unexpected". This is a odd moment but a very important moment.

The Frenchman clearly feels that after such a successful period at the Bernabeu the only way forward for the club to continue its success is via a change at the top. I understand, and what I can do is thank the fans not only as a coach but as a player they have always supported me.

"It was a huge impact for me yesterday when I heard this decision".

"I don't want this to be a goodbye, just a "see you soon".

And now with Zidane leaving - and manager he had a great relationship - it looks as though Ronaldo is edging ever closer to leaving the club. "I would have liked to convince him [to stay] but I know how he is". "They need another voice to return to winning again". "All I want to do is remind him that this club is his home and family". "I think it's the right time". You saw in the Copa this season and I can't forget out domestic campaign that easily here. I did it as a player, and now again as a coach. "This is a good moment to end it well".

"There are many reasons for this". After three years, this is what I've made a decision to do. But it is the moment to [leave] here.

"I'm not going to coach any other team next season".

On top of the Champions League triumph, Real won La Liga a year ago under Zidane. During his five-year playing career at Madrid between 2001 and 2006, Zidane won the Champions League in 2002 and La Liga in 2003.

Zidane took over the Real reins in January 2016.



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