Zinedine Zidane has fired back at Real Madrid less than a week after resigning from the club.
The French coach left the top job at the Santiago Bernabeu for the second time in three years when he decided to step down last Thursday, days after the club ended the season without a trophy for the first time in 11 years.
He had stayed silent on social media and in the media since leaving but he has come out swinging in an open letter to fans published in newspaper AS.
'I'm leaving but I'm not abandoning the ship and I'm not tired of coaching,' he wrote.
'In May 2018 I left because after two and a half years of so many victories and trophies I felt the team needed a new plan to stay at the highest level. Today things are different.
'I'm leaving because I feel that the club didn't give me the support I needed, it didn't offer me the support the construct a project for the medium or long term.'
Zidane leaves Real for the second time as one of their greatest ever coaches, winning an unprecedented three consecutive Champions Leagues between 2016 and 2018 plus the 2017 LaLiga title and two FIFA Club World Cups.
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