Zidane fires back at Madrid, says Perez didn’t support him

French manager Zinedine Zidane has proven beyond doubt that he’s one of the new era managers to look out for in the forthcoming years although some schools of thought are not yet fully convinced by his managerial prowess.

Regardless, the Frenchman has opened up about his second departure from the managerial role at Real Madrid and has fired back at the club less than a week after leaving the job.

Zidane decided to leave the role last week and this is the second time in three years after stepping down last Thursday. The decision came after Los Blancos ended the season without silverware for the first time in 11 years.

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He has been silent since the departure but came out swinging in an open letter to fans published in the newspaper AS. According to Zinedine Zidane in the letter; Real Madrid president Florentino Perez didn’t give him the support he needed.

‘I’m leaving but I’m not abandoning the ship and I’m not tired of coaching,’ he wrote.

‘In May 2018 I left because after two and a half years of so many victories and trophies I felt the team needed a new plan to stay at the highest level. Today things are different. 

‘I’m leaving because I feel that the club didn’t give me the support I needed, it didn’t offer me the support the construct a project for the medium or long term.’  

We look forward to seeing where he ends up this summer although it would depend on if he’s willing to return to management immediately.