Cristiano Ronaldo Reason Behind Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Exit

Cristiano Ronaldo Reason Behind Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Exit

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has opened up that Cristiano Ronaldo was the reason behind Zinedine Zidane's exit from the club just five days after helping them to their third consecutive Champions League trophy.

Zidane announced his resignation as the manager of Real Madrid just a few days after defeating Liverpool in Champions League final.

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The Frenchman's exit from Real came as shock to the footballing world.

Soon after his exit, Ronaldo, who was Madrid's all-time highest goalscorer, also switched loyalties to Juventus.

According to Bleacher Report's Richard Fitzpatrick, Calderon said that Zidane wanted Ronaldo to stay and Gareth Bale to be moved from Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid president Florentino Perez did the exact opposite and that's when Zidane made up his mind to leave.

“He insisted on keeping Cristiano and transferring Bale,” Calderon said, before adding, “The president did completely the opposite.

“ Zidane also wanted to sign some players and transfer others-apart from Bale-but he didn't get [his wishes], so he decided to leave. And he was right.”

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Meanwhile, the Portugal legend has been soaring to new heights with Juventus.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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