Zinedine Zidane accuses president Florentino Perez of lacking respect in SAVAGE open letter to Real Madrid fans explaining his exit… claiming his bosses wouldn’t ‘give him the trust he needed’ to build for future
- Zinedine Zidane has broken his silence after leaving Real Madrid last week
- ‘I’m not abandoning the ship and I’m not tired of coaching’, he said in AS
- The Frenchman said ‘things are different’ to when he resigned in May 2018
Zinedine Zidane has fired back at Real Madrid less than a week after resigning from the club.
The French coach left the top job at the Santiago Bernabeu for the second time in three years when he decided to step down last Thursday, days after the club ended the season without a trophy for the first time in 11 years.
He had stayed silent on social media and in the media since leaving but he has come out swinging in an open letter to fans published in newspaper AS.
Zinedine Zidane has lifted the lid on his departure from Real Madrid after resigning last week
Zidane said Real president Florentino Perez did not ‘give me the support I 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.’
Zidane led Real to the LaLiga title last year but ended this campaign without a trophy