Calderon on why Zidane left his post at Madrid

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 03: Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid poses with the Champions League Trophy after the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon revealed that Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid because he wanted to sell Gareth Bale rather than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Zidane left the Spanish giants at the end of last season following a record third consecutive Champions League trophy which raised eyebrows.

And a few weeks down the line Madrid’s star man Ronaldo sealed a shocking €100m transfer to Juventus suggesting the two were close.

“Zidane insisted on keeping Cristiano and selling Bale,” former President Calderon told AS and cited via Football Italia.

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“Instead, Perez did the opposite. Zidane wanted to have decision-making power when it came to signing and selling players, but his suggestions were ignored, so he decided to move on.

“Zidane made the right decision.”

Los Blancos have struggled to maintain a good form since the exit of the French manager despite going on to win the FIFA World Club Cup

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