Jacob Bogage, The Washington Post Published 7:39 am, Thursday, May 31, 2018 Less than a week after his club captured a historic third consecutive European championship, Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane announced he’s leaving the team, sending Spain’s top side searching for its fourth manager in five years. Since taking over for Rafael Benitez in January 2016, Zidane led Real to a 105-16-28 record in 149 matches, including a La Liga championship and the three UEFA Champions League titles. Real beat Liverpool, 3-1, last week for its most recent banner. Zidane, 45, said at a surprise news conference that he was not tired of coaching, but “it would have been difficult for me to win again next year.” He said he is not interested in coaching again in the near future. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Zinedine Zidane resigned as manager of Real Madrid on Thursday, just days after leading the team to a third straight Champions League title. Media: Sports Illustrated “The players need a change, I want to thank them, too, as in the end they are the ones who fight on the pitch,” he added. “This is a demanding club, not easy for them, with this great history. We… Read full this story
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