There is a feeling within the dressing room at Real Madrid that Zinedine Zidane will not be at the club next campaign, with the manager ready to walk away from the last year of his contract.
According to Goal, There is a feeling that a tired and annoyed Zidane is ready to step down from his position, despite his current contract running until 2022.
It is reported that Zidane has grown tired of dealing with events outside of his control at the club.
Ever since the 2020-21 campaign got underway in September, the La Liga giants have found themselves fighting fires on multiple fronts – from injuries, to a hectic schedule and also the criticism aimed at the club.
Matters have now gone worse following a disappointing Champions League semi-final exit against Chelsea, with the Frenchman’s mood continuing to sour.
Zidane is also no longer able to call upon the full support of some of his big players, with players like Marcelo and Isco growing disillusioned with their roles on the fringes of the fold.
In addition, there are reports that Zidane is now bored of the daily routine that he has had to follow for over 12 months at the club.
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In the present, professional life in Madrid has become all about rounds of testing – with the manager now having to shower at home and carry out preparatory work away from his squad.
Those in power at Santiago Bernabeu are still hoping that Zidane can be convinced to finish the last 12 months of his deal.
Planning talks have taken place, but he has remained vague when quizzed on his future at pre-match press conferences.
Any decision he makes will be respected by the club, but it may be that marquee signings over the summer convince him to stay – with Kylian Mbappe a major target that Zidane has been working on for a while.