"Madrid has given me everything. It's a club I love and I love the president too, he brought me to this huge club and I will always be grateful, but I think a change is needed so I will not be here next season".
"When we built the (Emirates) stadium, the banks asked me to commit for five years". You saw in the Copa this season and I can't forget out domestic campaign that easily here. I am not exhausted of coaching, after three years.
"I want to thank Zizou for his dedication to the job, his passion and his affection".
'We are going to think about what we achieved, enjoy the moment first. That's what the players need sometimes, when the fans actually push you it just makes you better.
'I went to his house yesterday to see if he was prepared.
Pérez added: "This was a totally unexpected decision, Zidane informed me of his choice yesterday".
Zidane, 45, replaced Rafa Benitez in January 2016 and immediately led Madrid to success. This team must continue winning and it needs a change that will be good for everyone.
"This is a very hard and demanding club; I always said it is like a grinder, it is very exhausting to be there".
"I love this club and the president who gave me the chance to play for this club and manage the club of my dreams". But he knows I wanted him as a player and as a manager. But I know it is his final decision. "All I want to do is remind him that this club is his home and family".
Zidane leaves the club having NEVER lost a European knockout tie.
The Frenchman has made a decision to call it a day at the Bernabeu after a wildly successful spell with the Spanish giants, with the 2017 domestic title on top of the aforementioned three European Cups to make Zidane one of the most decorated managers of all time despite his short stint at Real.