Zinedine Zidane has left Real Madrid’s training camp in Montreal due to personal reasons.
The club confirmed in a short statement that head coach Zidane will be absent for an unspecified period of the trip.
“Our manager Zinedine Zidane will be absent from pre-season training camp because of personal reasons,” the statement released on Friday said.
“Until his return, the sessions will be led by the second coach, David Bettoni.”
Friday was Madrid’s third day of training in Canada ahead of their pre-season opener against Bayern Munich in Houston, Texas on July 20 in the International Champions Cup.
Madrid will then take on Arsenal on July 23 outside of Washington, D.C. before completing their ICC run against cross-town rivals Atletico on July 26 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
July 21 – vs Bayern Munich, ICC (1am) – NRG Stadium, Houston
July 24 – vs Arsenal (12am) – FedEx Field, Washington
July 26 – vs Atletico Madrid (11:30pm) – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
July 30 – vs Tottenham, Audi Cup (5pm) – Allianz Arena, Germany
July 31 – vs TBC, Audi Cup play-off/final (6pm/8:30pm) – Allianz Arena, Munich