Zinedine zidane has returned to Real Madrid in the capacity of the club manager, 10 months after leaving the club following his third champion league success in two and a half year,
A statement on the club’s official website reads:
“The Board of Directors of Real Madrid, meeting today, Monday, March 11, 2019, has decided to terminate the contract that linked Santiago Solari with the club as coach of the first team and, at the same time, Real Madrid has offered to continue belonging to the club.”
“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 president of Real Madrid will appear today with Zinedine Zidane before the media at 8:00 pm in the press room of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.”
Since the end of October, Santiago solari has been in charge of real Madrid following the departure of Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked after just 14 games in the wake of the 5-1 defeat by Barcelona last month.however, under Santiago, the club suffered three home defeats in a row last week, two against Barcelona FC and one against Ajax, to see them knocked out of the Copa del Rey and Champion league.
Zidane was contacted immediately and, while an agreement was not reached at once, the Frenchman said all that had been needed was that “the president called”, that Madrid persisted. He insisted that he had never had any doubts and at one point patted at his heart. “I really love this club,” he said.
Things have not been the same for Real Madrid after the initial exit of Zidane and recently that of Ronaldo. With the return of Zidane, it is expected that the fighting spirit of the club will be rekindled.
Madrid currently sits in sixth place in La Liga on 20 points after 12 games – four points adrift of leaders Barcelona.