Zinedine Zidane stepped down as coach after leading Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles, while Cristiano Ronaldo ended his nine-year association with Spanish giants.
If the summer had gone differently, Gareth Bale might have been on a plane to Switzerland on Monday to play for Manchester United against Young Boys.
Zinedine Zidane stated that the two stars played a good role in helping Real Madrid win the third consecutive title of the Champions League when he was the coach.
Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane.
Zinedine Zidane quit Real on May 31, saying he had decided to leave at the top and that it was time for a change for himself and the club
Joachim Loew ruled himself out of the running to take over at Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane stepped down as Real Madrid head coach after guiding the Spanish giants to a UEFA Champions League treble
Zidane led Real Madrid to back-to-back three Champions League titles.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said his side's third successive Champions League title was "something crazy" after the Spanish giants defeated Liverpool 3-1 in Saturday's final in Kiev.
Real Madrid are targeting their fourth Champions League title in five years and their third in a row.
Zidane finds himself in a position to win a third Champions League title despite only becoming Real coach in January 2016.
Real are gunning for an unprecedented third consecutive success in the competition on Saturday.
Gareth Bale pushed his case for a starting spot in the Champions League final vs Liverpool in Kiev in two weeks' time with two first-half strikes.
Zinedine Zidane said Europe's premier competition always brings the best out of Real Madrid, who have won it 12 times.
Karim Benzema's double proved enough as Real Madrid hung on for a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich, and a 4-3 win on aggregate.
Real is at home on Tuesday and leads 2-1 after the away leg.
Real Madrid stand on the brink of a trio of finals ahead of their second leg against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last four on Tuesday.