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Zidane resigns as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement

Zidane resigns as Real Madrid head coach in shock announcement

However, the Frenchman admitted upon his exit that he wouldn't be retiring from football and since the shock resignation of Zinedine Zidane at Real, the three-time Premier League victor has emerged as a front-runner to succeed his compatriot.

The former midfielder had to contend with speculation relating to his future at the club for most of the season as a result of their often underwhelming form.

"I'm less certain about Pochettino", Purslow said.

That's why I chose to take this decision.

A reporter then suggested that it's impossible to turn down Real Madrid if they come calling, with Pochettino answering in reply: "For you, it's impossible. [Ex-Newells Old Boys coach] Jorge Griffa told me once that I must let football take me along, not insist on changing my own fate".

Pochettino has spoken before about the possibility of being Madrid coach at some point in the future, but his situation is now complicated by having signed just last week a new Tottenham contract which runs up until 2023. I do not want, nor can I, comment on Zidane going but what he has done is undoubtedly very big: "no one has won three Champions Leagues in a row recently".

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Real Madrid fans and world football were left shellshocked as Zinedine Zidane announced that he was stepping down from the managerial role at Real Madrid.

"Like I told the president it could be a "see you soon" because Madrid has given me everything", Zidane added. For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived.

"I am not the best coach tactically, but I have other things", he said ahead of the final.

Zidane also won one La Liga title, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups during his time at the Bernabeu.

The subject, whoever they are, need to promote and shift their book from the shelves while journalists have a relatively straightforward story to cover in the palm of their hands. "You think that. But you are not me". "I am so happy in Tottenham and I'm so proud that Tottenham showed the commitment and trust in the way that Daniel Levy (Spurs chairman) showed me, and of course, we have a lot of dreams, we have a lot of objectives".