Reports have circulated that the Frenchman had told the players at the club during a dressing room chat that he had decided he would be leaving at the end of the season.
These comments were said to have been made several games prior to the conclusion of the campaign, which made it even more revealing as it could have either motivated the players or worked the other way.
⚪️ @ToniKroos, sobre el futuro de Zidane
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Kroos told reporters: “It is a lie that Zidane told us players that he was leaving. I think that because of my relationship with him, he would have told me.”
There has subsequently been a great deal of speculation over the future of Zidane, who is in his second stint as the club’s boss having returned in March 2019.