Ronaldo Leads Tributes After Zinedine Zidane Walks Out on Real Madrid


Cristiano Ronaldo has led the tributes to Zinedine Zidane after the former France superstar quit the club just days after winning his third successive Champions League trophy.

In his two-and-a-half seasons at the Bernabeu, Ziane became the first manager to successfully defend the Champions League in the modern era.

Real also won a La Liga title last year, while Ronaldo claimed successive Ballon d’Or awards during Zidane’s trophy-laden reign.

The decision shocked much of the football world, with president Florentino Perez only informed one day earlier.

Alongside a picture of himself with Zidane, Ronaldo posted a message on Instagram saying: “I only feel proud to have been your player. Mister, thank you so much.”

Captain Sergio Ramos was the only player Zidane told about his decision before the announcement.

Instagram: Sergio Ramos

Ramos wrote: ‘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 club.’


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