By Akinwale Kasali
Few days after winning his third consecutive UEFA Champions League trophy with Real Madrid, coach Zinedine Zidane is set to bid the Los Bloncos farewell.
Zidane made this disclosure earlier today that he was leaving the Spanish giants, which is presently surprising to many soccer fans and analysts around the world.
“I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach. After three years I need another discourse, another method of working,” he told a hastily convened press conference.
Zidane has called a previously unannounced press conference for 1100 GMT on Thursday, generating reactions from journalists who were contemplating on what the [press conference is going to be about.
“At 1pm, Zinedine Zidane will appear before the media,” the club said in a statement, without giving details about the reason for the press conference.
He was flanked at the press conference by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who said Zidane’s announcement was “totally unexpected”.
Zidane said his decision had nothing to do with Cristiano Ronaldo hinting that he will also leave the club.