Zinedine Zidane has resigned as Real Madrid manager, five days after the Champions League final.
The 45-year-old who replaced Rafael Benitez in January 2016 and became the first coach to win the Champions Leagues in three consecutive seasons.
Despite his European success has come under pressure for winning only one La Liga title during his two and a half years in charge.
The Frenchman said in a press conference shortly after he announced his resignation: “I love this club,” .
“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.”
In January this year, Zidane signed a contract extension at Real to keep him at the club until 2020 but said “it does not mean anything
A month later, Zidane said: “Being a coach is extremely tiring – more so at a club like Real Madrid, When I feel there is nothing more to give, I’ll walk away”.
Gareth Bale, who scored twice in Real’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in Saturday’ Champions League final, and Cristiano Ronaldo have both cast doubts on their future at the Bernabeu since lifting the trophy.