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Hazard and De Gea key to Zidane leaving Real Madrid

As the dust settles on Zinedine Zidane’s shock resignation as Real Madrid boss last week, the full story of why the Frenchman decided to walk away from the 13 time European Champions is beginning to emerge.

According to a report in The Sun today, the 45-year-old coach decided to quit Real after clashing with Los Blancos President Florentino Perez over the clubs summer transfer plans.

Zidane was eager to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard, but he was told by the powers that be at the Bernabeu to instead give a starting berth to talented youngster Marco Asensio.

Perez, who is famed for his love of Galactico signings, is also aiming to make yet another move for Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea this summer, something Zidane was against, preferring to keep faith with current number one Keylor Navas.

Even though Zidane delivered nine trophies in just three seasons in charge in the Spanish capital, including three European cups, it seems the club’s President was still not prepared to grant him more control over player recruitment, and this is the main reason that Zizou decided to quit as Real boss, just days after lifting the Champions League trophy in Kiev.

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