Real reason Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid revealed

Ruben Hill
October 12, 2018

It has been revealed that Mohamed Salah played a key role in Zinedine Zidane's departure from Real Madrid.

Zidane, who won three successive Champions League titles with Madrid during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu but left at the end of last season, has been linked with replacing manager, Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, however, Zidane actually chose to leave when he found out the club was not going to sell Gareth Bale.

The report added that Zidane felt the Welsh global struggled with his tactics, lacked consistency and was too selfish, while his injury record was another issue.

Zidane was under the impression that he would then be allowed to spend the money the club would have made from selling Bale on a replacement, with Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane all said to have been on the club's radar until they chose to hang on to Bale.

Florentino was committed to the agreement - until Bale came off the bench and struck a spectacular goal in their Champions League final win over Liverpool.

Zidane was not informed of that decision, only finding out about the club's change in strategy through a third party, and when he met with Perez to plan for the 2018/19 season he told him he was resigning.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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