"But the way things stand, to have played the years he has at Real Madrid and the trophies he has won there, he has to go down as one of the greatest of all times".
Champions League final goalscorer Karim Benzema said of his countryman: "I had not had the pleasure of playing with you brother but I had the vast honor to have you as a coach so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given me and brought".
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane quits after Champions League title run.
He said the club can "take a lot out of you" even when you have been successful like Zidane.
Zidane announced his departure Thursday, less than a week after guiding Madrid to a third successive Champions League crown. "I understand, and what I can do is thank the fans not only as a coach but as a player they have always supported me".More news: Kanye West officially releases new album Ye
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Leading Liverpool to the Champions League final, and a 3-1 defeat to Real last Saturday, won't have done any harm to Klopp's chances of joining the Spanish giants. Of course, we have a lot of dreams.
"It is a hard moment, as I am saying I am leaving, but it is not a sad day for me", Zidane said. I just felt that it was a very sensitive period for Arsenal Football Club. After doing three years, it's the right decision.
"I am not going to talk about hypotheticals".
Club president Florentino Perez had opened the news conference by saying that he had been surprised when Zidane had told him the news on Wednesday, but had known better than to try to make him change his mind.
Pochettino has spoken before about the possibility of being Madrid coach at some point in the future, but his situation is now complicated by having signed just last week a new Tottenham contract which runs up until 2023.
With Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino another name linked to the Madrid job, Purslow believes Levy has been smart to tie the Argentine to a new long-term contract, but is not sure that will guarantee he stays.