Much has been made of the reasons that led to Zinedine Zidane deciding not to continue in the Real Madrid dugout next season. But it seems clear that it is not because of his relationship with Florentino Pérez.
To all watching the snap press conference to announce the French manager's farewell live, Los Blancos' president looked particularly shaken up and nervous. He acknowledged that it had been "unexpected" news and that it was a "sad day" for him and everyone associated with Real Madrid.
The emotional blow that Pérez felt has also been shared by his family, who wanted to support him and show their respect to the departing Zidane in a very curious way.
"Little Zizou is already home"
On Friday, the day after the announcement was made, the daughter of the Bernabéu chief presented the latest member of the family via Twitter. 'Cuchy' Perez posted a photo of a labrador dog that had arrived at his new home, property of her cousin, revealing his name: "Little Zizou already at home".
El pequeño Zizou ya en casa!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ut9F0patCb— cuchy (@cuchyperez) 1 de junio de 2018
Cuchy is the youngest of the three children of Florentino and with this gesture has shown the gratitude and respect that the whole Pérez family feels towards Zinedine Zidane. Previously, after learning of the his departure, another tweet had been sent: "I have been left a widow... Au revoir Mr Zidane...".