Days after success in Champions League, Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane resigns

Zinedine Zidane has just resigned as Real Madrid Head coach less than a week after he led his club to their third successive victory at the European Cup.

The 45-year-old appeared in a surprise conference at Real Madrid’s training ground on Thursday morning and announced his resignation.

Zidane has been one of the club’s most successful managers to date having won two Fifa Club World Cups, three Champions Leagues, and one La Liga Title.

On Saturday, he also became the only manager in Champions League history to win the trophy for three years in a row in the same club.

However, last season Real Madrid had a disastrous league campaign finishing 17 points short of winners Barcelona. In February, Zidane was asked whether his future now depended on winning the Champions League, to which he said;

Yes, that’s clear. I’m responsible for this, I’m the boss. I have to find the solutions. We’ve found some of them but not consistently enough. I need to take responsibility and I’ll always fight

It is unclear whether Zidane will take some time to weigh his options or get straight into management with another club but there aren’t any obvious vacancies for now.