Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane could reportedly terminate his contract early after being frustrated by his side's dismal season.
The Los Blancos were eliminated from the Champions League this week by Chelsea, who beat them 3-1 on aggregate to qualify for the final of the prestigious European competition. Meanwhile, Zidane's side has struggled, domestically and in Europe, and according to reports, the Frenchman is said to have grown "tired of dealing with events outside of his control".
The report from Goal claims that there are a number of players at the club who believe Zidane is prepared to step down from his position as Madrid manager. The report adds that the former Galactico believes he has been unfairly criticised for his side's results this season, considering they have had to deal with an injury-ravaged squad for much of the campaign.
Zidane came under heavy criticism following Wednesday's Champions League semi-final exit to Chelsea, however, his side are still in a close battle with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for top spot in LaLiga.
When asked about his future earlier this year, the 48-year-old refused to commit his future to his deal which runs until 2022. "I'm not looking further ahead that tomorrow's match," he said ahead of his side's match against Getafe in April 2021.
"We're focusing on the day to day work. You can have a contract of four or five years and be gone tomorrow. Or the opposite. You could have a contract that is expiring and end up staying.
"You don't know anything. When you've said there's a need to get rid of Zidane in the past, well, I'm here. I don't know what will happen in three months or a year. I'm here and we have a game tomorrow."