Real took the media by surprise today by calling them to the Bernabeu at short notice.
A news release read: “Zinedine Zidane will appear before members of the press today, Thursday 31st May, at 1:00pm CEST in the Real Madrid City press room.
“Members of the press wishing to attend the event must do so bearing the relevant professional accreditation or that of their company at the entrance of Real Madrid City, from 12:00pm CEST.”
It’s left fans speculating as to what exactly Zidane has to announce.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “excuse me wtf is this about???” A fellow user replied: “News said he want to leave to PSG.”
“I think zidane is gonna leave. Probably rest for a while,” wrote one.
Another begged: “OK, I think it’s about time I started acting like I never saw this tweet cos time has suddenly started ticking very slowly. Let it not be that he’s about to resign. Please don’t leave us Zidane. @realmadriden don’t let him leave.”
A fellow supporter tweeted Real and said: “Tell me the truth!!! He is leaving right? OMFG I can’t believe what’s happening.”
“Here comes the sabbatical statement……Unlucky. Poch already signed a new deal!” wrote another.
Zidane looks set to clarify his position at the Bernabeu after calling a press conference in the Spanish capital.
The 45-year-old Frenchman led Real to their fourth Champions League trophy in five years – and third under his management – by masterminding victory over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday, but Los Blancos could only finish third in LaLiga last season.
Speculation about Zidane’s long-term future persists and it appears that uncertainty might be addressed as.