Zinedine Zidane manager of Real Madrid.

Spain: Zinedine Zidane has reportedly decided to stand down as Real Madrid manager after leading the club to three Champions League titles in two-and-a-half seasons in charge.

Zidane is expected to reveal his decision in a hastily-arranged press conference in the Spanish capital on Thursday. Radio station Cadena SER said he had decided to quit.

On February 18, Zidane told the Spanish media: “Being a coach is extremely tiring – more so at a club like Real Madrid, when I feel there is nothing more to give, I’ll walk away.”

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