MADRID: Spanish media claimed today that Zinedine Zidane has already told his players he wants to resign as coach at the end of the season.
According to radio Onda Cero and online newspaper Goal, the Frenchman, who has a contract until 2022, told his squad last week that he would leave the club at the end of the season.
Goal added: “The coach told his players last Saturday before facing Sevilla on Sunday at Valdebebas.”
Onda Cero journalist Fernando Burgos said Zidane’s successors may be present from a shortlist including former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri; former players, Raul Gonzalez and Joachim Loew who will resign as German coaches at the European Championships later this summer.
Yesterday Zidane said he could leave the club when he believes “the time will come for change.”
“I didn’t leave the club because it was easy. It’s not like I turned around and never looked back. No, there are times when you have to be there and there are times when it’s time, it’s over, it’s time to change. But for the good of all, it’s not. just me. ”
Zidane spoke of his players, describing their relationship as “respectful” while adding their time together was “something that will be there forever.”