Galactico set to leave Real Madrid this summer

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Real Madrid have sanctioned the departure of one of their biggest names this summer - but it's not a player.

Marca are reporting that Zinedine Zidane will leave his position as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant in order to pursue a career as a first team manager.

It's believed Zizou harbours dreams of managing Los Blancos and sees a first team managers role away from the club as the final step in his learning curve.

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, initially brought Zidane to the Spanish capital in 2001, spending a then world record fee to secure his services.

However, Perez is ready to sanction the departure of Zidane in order to help him in his quest to become a first-team manager.

Marca believe Zidane's absence from Madrid will not be a permanent one, as he's been offered a return ticket by the club's hierarchy as they share the dream of Zizou as Real Madrid manager.

The World Cup winner reportedly wanted to step into management in 2012, and had set his sights on taking over from former teammate Laurent Blanc as the French national team boss.

Zidane was unsuccessful on that occasion with Didier Deschamps being given the nod, but Marca have linked the former Ballon d'Or winner with the manager's job at one of Deschamps former clubs - Monaco.

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