The best jokes as Zinedine Zidane quits Real Madrid

Leaves on high after three straight Champions Leagues.

Zinedine Zidane has resigned as Real Madrid manager
ADIEU: Zizou (Image: Raphaël Labbé)

Zinedine Zidane has resigned as manager of Real Madrid just days after guiding them to a third consecutive Champions League trophy.

Also a legendary player at the Bernabéu, the Frenchman took everyone by surprise in choosing to bow out on a high rather than lead them into the 2018-19 season.

Among those who’ve been linked with the job include Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, and Arsène Wenger, who only recently brought to an end his 22-year reign as Arsenal manager.

There may be sadness at Zidane’s shock resignation, but there have also been plenty of jokes:

Sensational scenes at the Zidane press conference pic.twitter.com/og9M0A5FXq

— Steven (@StevenMcinerney) May 31, 2018

Zidane walking away from Real Madrid. “Completed it mate” pic.twitter.com/WDaHAn7xKS

— J5 (@ChelseaJF5) May 31, 2018

Zidane has decided nothing will top beating Liverpool. He’s decided to pack it in

— corner taken quickly (@ThoseScouseLads) May 31, 2018

Great timing from Real Madrid to part ways with Zidane just as Sam Allardyce becomes available. Can just see him lay topless on a deckchair in the technical area, chugging back tins of Stella and throwing steak bakes at Sergio Ramos whilst calling him a foreign fucking fairy.

— Tom Todhunter (@tdhntr) May 31, 2018

A certain Big Sam practicing his Spanish after hearing the Zidane news… pic.twitter.com/6alCbjDW6c

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 31, 2018

Zidane has headbutted Florentino

— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) May 31, 2018

With Zinedine Zidane resigning, at long last the stars have aligned… pic.twitter.com/pJP3CY5l50

— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) May 31, 2018

‘Fuck off Zidane ya baldy cunt’ – 12 mins into the opening game of the season at Goodison

— School of Science (@SOS1878) May 31, 2018

“… and I said to Sharon, I said Sharon, I have one last challenge in me” #ZinedineZidane #realmadrid #zidane pic.twitter.com/Bu8OtKVPyC

— Alex Watkins (@alexmwatkins17) May 31, 2018

I need someone to create an app called Zidane. It lets you know when the right time is to leave a party.

— Sibongile Mafu (@sboshmafu) May 31, 2018

Pep left when the ovation was loud. Zidane to leave after leading Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League triumph. Some other coaches who I cannot mention for legal reasons did a Mugabe. Lmao.

— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) May 31, 2018

Even Zidane was tired of Ramos and his nonsense.

— Haanim (@Haanim_G) May 31, 2018


I'm sure most Spurs fans won't begrudge Poch going to Real to replace Zidane…They did celebrate their win Saturday night after all….

— David Stafford (@djstaffs1) May 31, 2018



Zidane has left Real Madrid, this can only mean one thing.. pic.twitter.com/WBTWbhBg57

— Ryan 'RossiHD' Ross (@ROS5IHD) May 31, 2018

And the next Real Madrid manager is…https://t.co/NFM0mkeACc

— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) May 31, 2018



The 4 early contenders for the Real Madrid job.#realmadrid pic.twitter.com/IzaXNS3ouq

— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) May 31, 2018


zidane's replacement trying to fill his shoes pic.twitter.com/KG66bH2SIl

— Verified (@njiiru) May 31, 2018


me: I'm so excited for summer vacation with my family! Nothing dramatic to write about at all this summer. Just focus on my book and take it easy.

Zidane: pic.twitter.com/f6GKDwczP0

— Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) May 31, 2018

Zinedine Zidane has left Real Madrid. Presumably in frustration at being unable to land Charly Musonda.

— Seville Calculator (@SevilleCalculat) May 31, 2018

Zidane resigned because the Devil has come to collect his due, he couldn’t delay it any longer.

— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) May 31, 2018




Zidane leaving before VAR implemented.

Smart move

— IBES (@IBES16) May 31, 2018


I don’t find the Zidane news surprising…

In 2006 I also quit my job right before the World Cup. No way could I keep a 9-5 when there are 3 games a day for 2 weeks. #Priorities #Zidane

— Wiso Vazquez (@WisoVazquez) May 31, 2018

You broke my heart zidane, You broke my heart pic.twitter.com/yfoU8qCwwY

— Rahmani. (@RahmaniGhallab) May 31, 2018