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Zidane three years spell at Madrid: Any coach with a better record?

Discussion in 'Champions League and Europa League' started by realsporting, May 31, 2018.

  1. realsporting

    realsporting Administrator Staff Member

    The whole football world were was taken by surprise at Zinedine Zidane the decision to officially stepped down as Real Madrid manager just five days after lifting the Champions League following a brief spell of unprecedented success as a first-time coach.

    The former French national team captain who won the World Cup and Champions League winner as a player, was promoted from the feeders team to handle the Madrid team after club's manager Rafa Benitez was sacked.

    Zidane took over from Rafael Benitez mid-season in January 2016 and steered Real Madrid to 3 back to back Champions League victories and the LaLiga once apart from the Club World Cup the won back to back but surprisingly announced his decision after calling for an impromptu press conference following a meeting with club President Florentino Perez.

    After masterminding Real Madrid's victory over Liverpool in Kiev, Zidane gave no indication that he was considering his future at the Bernabeu. Reacting to the Zidane's announcement club president Florentino Perez said, "Zinedine Zidane communicated to me yesterday the unexpected decision that he will leave as coach."

    Zidane explained, "I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams. But everything changes and that's why I've taken the decision to leave."

    "What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a change, a different voice, another methodology and that's why I took this decision."

    Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid scored in 73 consecutive games across all competitions from April 2016 to September 2017. Equalling the streak of Pelé's Santos from 1963.

    Real Madrid have a trade mark of spending heavily in the transfer market, breaking and setting record of world most expensive player. Since his assumption to office as the head coach, Real Madrid have sign Marco Asensio for £4m, Theo Hernandez for €26m, £30m on Alvaro Morata, £16.5m on Dani Ceballos, and €6m on Jesus Vallejo to tally up 82.5m euros overall.

    In just a year and six months, Zidane lifted six trophy as Real Madrid manager making him the fourth most successful manager in the history of Real Madrid.

    The Frenchman became the first coach to win three consecutive Champions League titles. He became the only manager in the Champions League era to win the trophy for three straight years with the same club and it's believed that if Zidane continue like this, he would overtake Miguel Muñoz who won 14 trophies in his 16 seasons at the club including five European Cups in a row.

    Zinedine Zidane's managerial record at Real Madrid
    Played: 149
    Wins: 104
    Draws: 29
    Defeats: 16
    Trophies: 9

    Tweets from players and fans after Zidane announced his departure
    Zinedine Zidane. Won every trophy - both club and individual, at Real Madrid. Retired, joined the backroom staff, came back as a manager Won 10 trophies including 3 consecutive Champions League titles. Then resigned and left as a legend with his legacy intact. What a man. GOALS

    Isco: "It has been an honor to work with you, to learn every day and to win all together because you have managed to make this team something historic ... I wish you the best hug.

    Sergio Ramos
    As a player and coach you decided to say goodbye at the top. Thank you for two and a half incredible years. Your legacy will never be erased, one of the most successful chapters in the history of our beloved @realmadrid
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  2. Aloys

    Aloys New Member

    Well done zidane, your a coach with a difference and Real Madrid will always be proud of your legacy, its hurts seeing you going but it is for the benefit of the club as you say, the club needs a change
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    Barcelona fans, when they heard the Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as Real Madrid boss.
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  4. sport maestro

    sport maestro Active Member

    Pep Guardiola had a better three straight season at Barcelona than Zidane. However, Zidane incredible run in the UEFA Champions League hugely massive.
    Zidane a great coach that silenced all other coaches.
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  5. Incase you trying to figure out what exactly was the reason Zidane decided to quit Real Madrid, back then he said give me Cristiano Ronaldo and ten players and I will deliver the Champions League trophy to you.
    Recently Ronaldo have been skeptical about his future and there were high speculation that he could be leaving. Zidane though now that Ronaldo is leaving so there's no point staying.
    My guy quickly stepped down.
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  6. realsporting

    realsporting Administrator Staff Member

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  7. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Member

    Your blood too de hot o, that guy is only being sarcastic you know and I really like his sarcasm
  8. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Member

    Zidane Leaving Madrid to me is a smart move.
    Although Real won the UCL this year, if we will all be honest, Real kinda had a bad season most of the players underperformed including Cristiano Ronaldo.
    There were doubts over his future and in Feb there were rumors of Perez in contact Joachim Low and he was willing to sack Zidane. Meaning his job was in doubts.
    So leaving here when the ovation is high is better to wait and get sacked. Same as Pep they see misfortunes coming and leave before they get sacked
    Good luck Mr Zidane.

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