Zinedine Zidane informed his Real Madrid
According to Sport, Zidane sent a Whatsapp message to his Madrid squad to tell them of his departure, writing:
As a player and coach you decided to say goodbye at the top. Thank you for two and a half incredible years. Your legacy will never be erased, one of the most successful chapters in the history of our beloved @realmadrid pic.twitter.com/dO6bw74aA3
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) 31 May 2018
The footballing legend called time on his spell as Madrid manager having won three straight Champions League titles and overseeing a wildly successful period for the club. The decision came as a surprise to many in the sporting world, including Real President Florentino Perez.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the announcement, Perez stated as quoted by the Mirror: