GUESS WHO’S BACK: Zidane during his last stint as Real manager

ZINEDINE Zidane has made a shock return to Spain after Real Madrid decided to get the Frenchman in to replace the struggling Santiago Solari.

Former Real midfielder Zidane has returned to take charge just 10 months after leaving the Spanish giants.

According to Marca, Solari has already said goodbye to the first team and Zidane will take his first training session tomorrow.

In a statement the club said: “Real Madrid appreciates the work done by Santiago Solari and the commitment and loyalty he has always shown to this house.

“The Board of Directors has also agreed the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the new coach of Real Madrid with immediate incorporation for the remainder of the season and the next three, until June 30, 2022.”  

The sacking followed a shock defeat to Ajax in the Champions league, the 4-1 home defeat likely pushed Real President Florentino Perez into action.

GONE: Sacked Solari has already said goodbye to the team

The club decided to sack Solari after less than five months with Real third in la Liga, 12 points behind leaders Barcelona.

During his previous spell Zidane led Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League trophy.

Zidane’s first game back as Real manager will be against Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

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