Zidane, 45, told a news conference at the Bernabeu Stadium he had "taken the decision not to continue next year".
President Florentino Perez appeared alongside him and revealed it was an "unexpected decision". The managerial fuse at Barcelona and Real Madrid is a short one - and the top managers know it. Pep Guardiola called time on his Barca career in 2012 after four years in charge when his side were European champions.
He added: "It's a unusual moment to do so, I know, but an important one too". After three years they need a new voice, a new way of saying things - possibly another way of working. "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".
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On Zidane's decision to leave the LaLiga giants, Calderon said: "I think he's shown to be wiser than we thought".
Zidane said there wasn't a specific reason that led him to his decision. I tried to convince him but I know how it is.
Zidane's replacement has not been announced yet. I will be around, close to this club all my life but the decision, maybe for many doesn't make any sense, for me it makes sense. He had been an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when Madrid won the Champions League in 2014.
"When I took the decision that was it".
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Zidane himself left the topic on a cliff-hanger by saying: "What's coming now, I don't want to talk about it right now".
The Champions League final on Saturday, May 26 in Kiev was an eventful night, featuring an accident-prone goalkeeper, epic goals, and a potentially dislocated shoulder. "I'm really looking forward to getting started and to the challenge ahead".
Zidane won nine titles as Madrid's coach, including three Champions League, one Spanish League, one Spanish Super Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups.
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The race capped her "Danica Double", which began at the Daytona 500, where she also crashed out well short of the finish. Defending champion Takuma Sato also crashed out after running into the back of James Davison's auto .