It was announced for days, so it is confirmed today. Zinedine Zidane has left the Real Madrid bench. For the second time, the Frenchman left the club. He was determined to go after the season without a trophy, and in the end persisted in his intention.
It is up to the first man of the club, Florentino Perez, to find a new coach now, and then to start creating new Galacticos. Part of the plan was made in the summer of 2017, and the corrections came after the domination of Erling Haaland.
Perez wants to pair the Norwegian with the best player of the French Ligue 1 this season and one of the most deadly strikers in the world: Kylian Mbappe. The Mbappe mission began in 2017. At that time, the young Frenchman had an offer from Real Madrid on the table, which still could not guarantee a big role for the 18-year-old, especially because they had the famous BBC trio (Bale, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo) in their squad.
That is the reason why Mbape decided to go to PSG, and they were determined to give him the biggest responsibility immediately and to give him a big role in the team from the start. Real, however, did not give up. Through his idol Zidane, but also in other ways, Real maintained contact with the striker and his family and slowly created a strategy to start official negotiations on cooperation a year before the expiration of his contract with PSG.
That moment came too.
PSG had a bad season
The recently finished season was disappointing for the Parisians. In League 1, Lille took the throne and thus broke the dominance of the club from Prince's Park, which has won the trophy six times in the previous eight years.
In the Champions League, they were stopped in the semifinals, but the year was still amazing for the young goal scorer. He entered the list of scorers in the domestic championship on 27 occasions, recorded seven assists, and was named the player of the season.
After receiving the individual award, he spoke about his ambitions. "Everyone knows what binds me to this club. I was always grateful to the president and all the coaches. I was in a place where I could show what I know and a good project was made around me."
"I love football, I live for it, so the question about the sports project is the most important to me. I want to feel like I'm on a team where I can do great things." "I'm talking to the club, we'll see what happens.
Despite all, I'm happy about the four extraordinary years I've spent here. Everyone knows what relationship I have with the club, the city, and this country. Things will be done the way they should be, one way or another. "