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"I will be close to this club for the rest of my life". Without your support in the worst moments nothing we did would have been possible.

In a tenure spanning just two-and-a half years, Zinedine Zidane managed to do a three-peat of the Champions League while also getting his hands on the league title in the 2016-17 season. "I understand, and what I can do is thank the fans not only as a coach but as a player they have always supported me".

"I am not the best coach tactically, but I have other things", he said ahead of the final. "It ended well for me when I was a player and it's ended well for me as a manager".

"It's a bit hard to understand, although football and MotoGP are different", Italian rider Rossi said ahead of the Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley.

Tension remains between the club hierarchy and its playing staff however with goalkeeper Rui Patricio asking to leave the club this week and William Carvalho reportedly coveted by new Everton manager Marco Silva.

Injured Salah gives update on World Cup hopes
The FIFA World Cup is scheduled to begin on June 14, as 32 teams battle for honors in the World's biggest football tournament. Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon, sparking speculation over his future.

It would be a huge step up to take over at Real Madrid, though, not least given they have won the past three UEFA Champions League tournaments under Zidane.

The Sun say Chelsea, widely tipped to replace Antonio Conte this summer, will at least make an informal approach to see if Zidane can be tempted to take over at Stamford Bridge. I am not exhausted of coaching after three years. And while he did iterate that he is not looking to delve right back into management or inviting offers from teams, it is only logical for Zizou to be serenaded with offers.

Attention now turns to Zidane's successor, with two of the previous leading candidates - Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Germany national team coach Joachim Low - having recently signed new extensions to their current deals.

And in a social media post, Ronaldo was quick to pay tribute to departing Madrid coach Zidane.

The Frenchman specialises in dramatic departures - in the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin, his final appearance as a player, was cut short when he was sent off for headbutting the Italian defender Marco Materazzi.

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