Zinedine Zidane leaves Real Madrid pre-season camp in Montreal to return home due to ‘personal reasons’
- Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid’s pre-season camp in Montreal on Friday
- The French manager has returned home to Spain for personal reasons
- Assistant coach David Bettoni will oversee first-team training until he returns
Zinedine Zidane has left Real Madrid’s pre-season training camp in Montreal to head back home due to ‘personal reasons’.
The Frenchman arrived in Canada with his squad earlier this week and has overseen a number of training sessions ahead of the International Champions Cup later this month.
However, Zidane has now handed first-team responsibilities over to his No 2, David Bettoni, as he attends to matters back in Spain.
Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid’s pre-season camp in Montreal on Friday afternoon
REAL MADRID PRE-SEASON FIXTURES
July 21 – vs Bayern Munich, ICC (1am) – NRG Stadium, Houston
July 24 – vs Arsenal (12am) – FedEx Field, Washington
July 26 – vs Atletico Madrid (11:30pm) – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
July 30 – vs Tottenham, Audi Cup (5pm) – Allianz Arena, Germany
July 31 – vs TBC, Audi Cup play-off/final (6pm/8:30pm) – Allianz Arena, Munich
Real are set to face Bayern Munich on July 21 before taking on Arsenal and Atletico Madrid before the end of the month. The La Liga giants will also take on Tottenham in the Audi Cup.
Zidane has endured a busy summer already after being tasked with getting Real back to winning ways.
The 47-year-old has managed to lure Eden Hazard away from Chelsea in a huge £150million deal along with a number of other big-name stars.
Forwards Luka Jovic and Rodrygo have arrived at the club alongside defensive duo Ferland Mendy and Eder Militao as Real look to put their trophyless season behind them.
Zidane has now handed first-team responsibilities over to his No 2 David Bettoni