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A former Real Madrid president claims that fallouts with Florentino Perez sent Zinedine Zidane to breaking point, reports the Mirror Sport.

Zidane has lead Los Blancos to three consecutive Champions League titles.

However, after he sensationally walked away from the Bernabeu earlier this week after wrapping up the third Champions League crown.

Ramon Calderon, who was Real president between 2006 and 2009, insists that the decision to quit was down to continual disagreements with club supremo Perez.

“He had some disagreements with the president during the season,” Calderon told LoveSport Radio.

“First of all with the keeper, the president wanted to sign the Athletic Bilbao keeper and he said my keeper is Keylor Navas.

“Then there was talk of (Robert) Lewandowski but we know he likes (Karim) Benzema.

“And now the problems with Ronaldo and Bale – it’s a pity really, because I like Cristiano and it took me a lot of hard work to bring him to Real Madrid – but it wasn’t the right moment to say what he said and the way he said it.

“He knew he was going to have problems with Bale and Ronaldo.
“That’s a problem we’re going to have in the next weeks, and perhaps that’s something he’s considered in making his decision.”

“I know that he was feeling a bit tired in the last weeks and months,” Calderon continued.
“Mainly because of his problems in the domestic competitions, he was criticised and he sensed he’d lost the favour of the boardroom and the president.

“And you have to take into account the fact he’s not a vocational coach.
“He started to coach because his son was playing in the youth team; that’s why he came when (Rafael) Benitez was sacked.

“That’s why he decided to take the job in the January and he thought he’d finish in June, then he ended up with three Champions Leagues.
“For him this is perfect: it’s the best way for him to leave, it’s a wise way for him to leave.”

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