Why I returned to Real Madrid – Zidane

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Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane has revealed why he returns to coach Madrid just 10 months after he left the Spanish side.

The Frenchman who led the Spanish giant to three consecutive Champions League titles, signed a three year contract that will see him manage the club until June 2022.

Speaking shortly after Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, announced his return to the club on Tuesday, Zidane said he is happy to reunite with Real Madrid.

Zidane, 46, said said: “It’s a special day for everyone and I’m happy, that’s the most important thing. As the president said, I’m very happy to be back home.

“What I want to do is get back down to work and I love what this club has always stood for. The only thing that I’m focused on is getting down to work again tomorrow”.

“Back then I thought the club and the squad needed a change after all those successful years. This is what happens in the club. That’s what I thought. Now I’m back because the president called me and I love him and the club so much, so here I am. That’s the most important thing and I’m looking forward to training again,” said Zidane.

“We do have to make some changes for the next few years and we will. But right now there’s no time to talk about that, we will see what we can do. We have 11 games left in our schedule and we want to end on a high note. I love this club and that’s what I’m here for,” he added.

“I want to be clear. When I left I thought that it was what the players needed. It’s not that I wanted to leave, I thought that we needed a change after two seasons winning almost every single thing. I know how this club works but I thought I made the right call,” said the coach, who also added that he had “several offers” but he “wanted to be here.”

Zidane was also asked about Bale, Marcelo or Isco who have been struggling this season.

“It’s not controversial for me. I’m back and the players have won it all, I will not go into what has happened with them. I just want to be back and get back to work,” concluded the coach.

Why I returned to Real Madrid - Zidane

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