Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos has reacted following the shocking resignation of manager, Zinedine Zidane.

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Following his shock exit from Real Madrid, club captain, Sergio Ramos has paid tribute to his Manager Zinedine Zidane. Zidane resigned today during a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu explaining that it was the right moment for a change.

The shock announcement came 5 days after the 45-year-old led Los Blancos to a third consecutive Champions League title, having beaten Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday.

Appearing at a press conference alongside Real president Florentino Perez, World Cup winner Zidane said: "I have taken the decision to not continue going into the next season.

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"For me and for everybody, I think the moment to change has arrived. It was not an easy decision.

"I think it's the moment, both for me, the team and the club (to step down).

"It's a strange moment to do so, I know, but an important one too. I had to do this for everyone.

"This side should carry on winning and needs a change for this. After three years it needs another voice, another method of work, for this I took this decision."

The former Real star revealed he broke the news of his departure to captain Ramos first.

And the Spain centre-back responded by posting a touching message on Twitter.

He said: "As a player and coach you decided to say goodbye at the top. Thank you for two and a half incredible years. Your legacy will never be erased, one of the most successful chapters in the history of our beloved Real Madrid."

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Ramos was soon joined by his team-mates in posting to social media...