Zinedine Zidane steps down as Real Madrid coach – Allegri amongst the favourites set to take his place

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In a rather unexpected move Zinedine Zidane stepped down as Real Madrid head coach after leading them to three Champions League titles.

Zidane announced his decision in Madrid on Thursday morning, after calling a news conference just an hour-and-a-half earlier.

The 45-year-old former international decided to quit at the top saying that it was time for a change for himself and the club and admitting he was unsure of his ability to maintain his winning record at Real.

But he said that no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time.

“I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach,” the Frenchman told a hastily convened press conference.

“This club deserves to continue to win and needs a change” he said, adding that he believed the “moment has come.”

“After three years the club needs another discourse, another method of working,” he added.

Sport Mediaset  reports that the resignation of Zinedine Zidane from Real Madrid opens unimaginable scenarios. A real football earthquake that can have important repercussions throughout Europe, or more simply in Turin. Yes, because Max Allegri is on the list to replace the French coach . The Juve coach is very esteemed by Florentino Perez, as Zidane could be looking for new stimuli, and could therefore be the perfect man to start a new course.

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