Perez shocked by Zidane exit but hopes for future return

Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev

Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in Kiev

"Like I told the president it could be a "see you soon" because Madrid has given me everything". I will be forever close to this club, to my club. I did it as a player, and now again as a coach.

"I think it is time for everyone".

The 45-year-old former global chose to quit at the top saying that 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. "For me and for everyone, today, a change is needed and that is why I have reached this decision". I might be wrong, but I think it's the right time. I want to thank the fans - they've always backed me as a manager and as a player. I'd like to thank them - they're the ones on the pitch. "We have had complicated moments of the season, when you are not at your best, the fans push you and that made us better".

The 45-year-old Zidane, who was coach for two and half seasons, said he felt it was the right moment - for him and for the team - to make the move.

Mohamed Salah is expected to be out for between three and four weeks after an "accidental" tangle with Sergio Ramos left him with a dislocated shoulder, according to Liverpool physio Ruben Pons.

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Cristiano Ronaldo says he is "proud" to have played under Zinedine Zidane after the Frenchman announced his decision to stand down as Real Madrid boss.

The feeling of "shock" was unanimous among the Real Madrid players, who were fully behind Zidane from the moment he took charge. "If I'm not sure 100 per cent that we keep winning if I've maybe got doubts, I think it's maybe time to leave". I tried to convince him but I know how it is. "All I can offer is my love and respect and remind him that this is his home".

Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as Real Madrid manager less than a week after winning a third consecutive UEFA Champions League title with the club. Seeing one step down after so much success is a different look, however.

Madrid conquered Europe yet again, but slipped to third in La Liga, well off Barcelona's title-winning pace.

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