11 Mar, 2019 @ 18:34
1 min read

Zidane returns to Spain as Real Madrid boss

GRAF3525. MADRID, 17/02/2018.- El entrenador del Real Madrid, el francés Zinedine Zidane, durante la rueda de prensa ofrecida en la Ciudad Deportiva de Valdebebas para hablar del partido de Liga de mañana frente al Real Betis. EFE/Mariscal
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.

Previous Story

‘SHE DIED IN 15 MINUTES’: Expat’s puppy in Spain had ‘seizures’ after drinking at famous lake in 4th fatal dog poisoning in week

Next Story

Police in Spain help man with AMPUTATED PENIS in bizarre self-harm case

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press