Zinedine Zidane has denied the media reports claiming that he has discussed with his players about his departure from Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The Los Blancos boss was understandably frustrated with the rumours as his team registered a hard-fought victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday to take the La Liga title clash to the final week.
Zidane said he could never think of quitting the job amidst a tremendous title charge.
The Frenchman’s future at the Spain capital has been the talk of the press as his aged squad endured some difficult weeks when they crushed out of the Champions League against Chelsea, and inconsistent run cost them their comfortable position to defend their domestic title.
The club was also in bad lime light for the suspended breakaway European Super League initiated by their president Florentina Perez, which had an abrupt end due to the massive backlash from the global football faternity.
According to the reports, the physical and mental pressure dealing with the greatest football club in the world had exhausted the World Cup winner on his return after stepping down as a legendary manager who led them to three consecutive Champions League victories during 2016-18.
In his second term, Zidane led Real in 2018 to their first La Liga title since 2016.
“How can I tell my players that I’m leaving the club at this stage of the season? I’ve not said anything to my players about my future” an embarrassed Zidane responded to the reports in the post-match press conference.