Zidane quits

Zinedine Zidane looks at President of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, left, during a press conference in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Borja B. Hojas)

MADRID – Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane dropped a bombshell Thursday, quitting the Spanish giants just days after winning the Champions League for a record third year in a row.

The 45-year-old former international decided to leave at the top saying it was time for a change for himself and the club and admitting he was unsure of his ability to maintain his winning record at Real.

But he said no other club was involved in his decision to part ways with Real and although experts have linked him to the French national team coaching job, Zidane insisted he is eyeing no other position at this time. (Agence France-Presse)