Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is reportedly retiring from the club in the summer after refusing to commit his future to the club, Daily Mail reports. Daily Mail claims Zidane will leave even if Los Blancos win La Liga and beat Atletico Madrid.
He has been linked with Juventus but has not hinted at a move to Turin. However, when asked about his future at Real Madrid, he said:
“I’m not thinking about the future, I’m only thinking about the three [remaining] games. I don’t know what will happen. You can have a four or five-year contract and leave tomorrow. Or the opposite, your contract finishes but you end up staying. It doesn’t mean anything. I’m happy.”
Zinedine Zidane hinted at leaving Real Madrid in January
In January, Zinedine Zidane hinted at a possible summer exit, but the future of the manager has been a hot topic for the last few weeks. After Los Blancos were knocked out of the Spanish Supercopa and Copa del Rey in the same week, the manager said:
“I don’t look at the future, ever. I didn’t when you talked about getting rid of Zidane, either. It’s the day-to-day here, I don’t know what will happen in three months or a year. We’ve never doubted the work we’ve done. Difficulties make us stronger. It’s true I’m lucky to be here coaching this great club.
It has not yet been decided whether the Frenchman will remain at Los Blancos, but two candidates are ready in case he leaves.
According to a report in Daily Express, Real Madrid would like Massimiliano Allegri or Raul as their next manager. Allegri’s contract with Juventus expired at the start of the season, while Raul is currently manager of Real Madrid Castilla.