Zidane said in a news press conference that it was the right time to leave Real Madrid before he thanked Florentino Perez and the club. It's a 'hasta pronto' (see you soon) not a goodbye.
"Real Madrid, I think I turned them down two or three times", Wenger said in an interview with beIN Sports published the day before Zidane's announcement. "You saw in the Copa [del Rey] this season and I can't forget our domestic campaign that easily".
"This side should carry on winning and needs a change for this".
"I think he wasn't the right man for a coach in that he wasn't really happy in that position". I think it's also a clever decision as it's good timing with these titles.
"All in all, he felt that the distance between players and manager, the authority of the manager, had been hurt".
"I want to thank him for his commitment, his passion, his love, everything he has done for Real Madrid".
"We have had complicated moments of the season when you are not at your best, the fans push you and that made us better".
"I know he wasn't a vocational coach; when he chose to become a coach it was to help the kids in the youth teams, and he came by surprise when Benitez was sacked". "I spoke with the captains and with Sergio Ramos". How can I ask more from the players?
"Zidane wanted to make his own choice, before someone else would have been chosen in his place", Capello said to Sky Italia. That's why I took this decision.
"I would have liked to convince him, but I know how he is, so the only thing I can do is offer my respect and acknowledgement, and tell him he will always be welcome here at his home".
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Madrid conquered Europe yet again, but slipped to third in La Liga, well off Barcelona's title-winning pace.