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A job for Wenger? Twitter reacts to Zidane's shock Real Madrid exit

11:35 pm AEST 31/5/18
Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid
The Frenchman made the announcement less than a week after winning the Champions League, seeing the tributes flow in from across the sport

Zinedine Zidane's announcement that he will leave Real Madrid caught the football world by surprise on Thursday.

The Frenchman held a press conference to deliver the shock news less than a week after making history as the first coach to win three consecutive Champions League titles.

A legendary midfielder for Juventus, Real Madrid and France in a glittering playing career, his reputation has blossomed even further since replacing Carlo Ancelotti at the helm of the Santiago Bernabeu side.

The tributes to the icon came flooding in after his decision was made, with many Real Madrid players and fans expressing the same kind of disappointment that was evident in president Florentino Perez's expression as he sat beside Zidane at the press conference.

 

Thank you @zidane #HALAMADRID #4LIFE

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