RMC Sport football editor Mohamed Bouhafsi returned to The Indian Paper on Zinedine Zidane’s departure from Real Madrid. According to him, the anxiety-provoking situation surrounding his future within the Merengue club ended up wearing out the French technician.
This is news that we have been anticipating for several days now: Zinedine Zidane is no longer, since Thursday, the coach of Real Madrid. The Merengue club announced it in a press release published at the end of the morning, in which he explains that it is indeed the French who made the decision to leave and that the White House “respects his decision”.
A white season that had put pressure on the French
Zidane had won almost everything during his first freelance on the bench for Real. Between 2016 and 2018, he stacked the successes in the Champions League, achieving an unprecedented treble in C1. Back in 2019 to lend a hand to a club at heart then in turmoil, “Zizou” had won in the wake of La Liga last year. But this white season with the Merengue, with no title, had increased the pressure on the shoulders of the former number 10 of the Blues.
“Real will have a hard time finding their successor”
On the set of The Indian Paper, the editor-in-chief of football at RMC Sport Mohamed Bouhafsi returned to this departure by putting forward several arguments. “For several weeks, Zidane had been bored by the situation, bored by the threats to his future in Spain. Every time he lost a match, the Spanish press explained that he was on the verge of dismissal. His players are very affected after this announcement. He needed a rest but remains very much courted. Real will have a hard time finding his successor. “