Five candidates who could replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the press conference. Juan Medina Reuters

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the press conference. Juan Medina Reuters

Real beat Liverpool 3-1 in the final in Kiev on Saturday, making Zidane the first coach in history to win three successive Champions League titles.

Speculation about Zidane's long-term future persists and it appears that uncertainty might be addressed as, on Thursday morning, the club posted a website statement which said the boss would speak to the media at 1pm local time (12pm BST).

"I don't see myself continuing to win this year and I am a victor, I don't like to lose", added Zidane, who was under contract with Real until 2020.

Real had called a surprise press conference at noon where Zidane was joined by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

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"I spoke to Florentino yesterday [Wednesday] to tell him my thoughts, my feelings".

"The decision was first to Florentino, then to the squad it was a unusual decision but an important moment, it had to be done for everybody".

"I think this team needs to keep winning but I think after three years a change is needed, something different, a different message, different ways of going about things". We take a look at a few of the contenders. "It's a club I love and I love the president too, he brought me to this huge club and I will always be grateful, but I think a change is needed so I will not be here next season".

Stepping up from managing the "Castilla" B team, he replaced Rafael Benitez in January 2016 and although Real were runners-up to Barcelona at the end of the league campaign, he toasted European glory as city rivals Atletico Madrid were vanquished after a penalty shootout in Milan.

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