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Zidane finally speaks on Real Madrid exit rumours

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has finally broken his silence about his exit as the manager of the Blancos after some reports say the 1998 FIFA World Cup winner has told his players he will be leaving at the end of the season.

Different media outlets reported that the French gaffer told his squad behind closed doors that he will be leaving the capital club at the end of the season, citing the coach’s physical and mental fatigue as possible reasons for wanting to step down, but “the boss” has denied the rumour, saying he “would never, ever say that to my players.”

Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames, thanks to a lone goal from Nacho Fernández, after Casemiro’s cross-shot deflected off his shin, and Zidane said post-match, that he was not leaving the club, neither has he told his boys he was leaving.

Speaking after the game, the Real Madrid manager said: “How could I tell the players I’m leaving now? We’re giving our everything for the title and I just say ‘by the way, I’m off’? People outside the club can say whatever they like, but I would never, ever say that to my players.”

Real Madrid have a slim chance of winning the Spanish La Liga, but they will have to do it on the last day by defeating Villarreal – who will be playing the Europa League final three days after – and the Blancos will hope city rival, Atletico Madrid drop points against Real Valladolid, who are in the relegation zone.

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