Top 5 moments of Zinedine Zidane at the helm of Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane dropped a bombshell on Real Madrid fans as he announced his resignation as the club's manager at a press conference a few hours ago.
The French maestro took this decision just four days after guiding his team to their 13th Champions League title.
Zidane took over Real Madrid's coaching duties from Rafael Benitez in 2016. Having already enjoyed legendary status as a player with 47 goals in 245 appearances, the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year did a remarkable job as the club's manager as he coached Los Blancos to 9 titles in a span of nearly two and a half years.
Zidane had many remarkable moments with the club as manager during his term as manager. The French legend earned a number of individual managerial honors that included being named the best FIFA Football Coach in 2017 and the La Liga manager of the month on two occasions.
Here are Zizou's top 5 moments with Real Madrid.
#5 Equaling the record for the most number of La Liga wins
On 27th February 2016, Real Madrid lost the Madrid derby at the Bernabeu to Atletico Madrid thanks to a second half goal from Antoine Griezmann.
However, this was their last league defeat of the season as they won their remaining 12 league games including an El Clasico win at Camp Nou. This wasn't enough to win them the league though.
In the 2016-17 season, Los Blancos won their first three games which extended their La Liga winning streak to 15 wins. This equaled the club's La Liga winning streak during the1960-61 season.
In their next league game, Real defeated Espanyol 2-0 to win their 16th La Liga match in a row.
This was a new club record and the joint record for the most La Liga wins in a row, equaling Barcelona's streak in 2010-11.
All stats via transfermarkt