Real Madrid have confirmed the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as their new manager, thus sacking Santiago Solari. Solari joined Real Madrid following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui. Real’s results improved under Solari.
However, Real suffered three consecutive defeats, one of which saw them being eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16. Despite a 4-1 drubbing against Real Valladolid, Real Madrid have decided to terminate Solari’s contract and appoint Zidane instead.
There were several reports linking Zidane to become Chelsea’s manager should Maurizio Sarri be sacked. Some reports even linked him to becoming Juventus manager but the possibility of Zizou becoming Chelsea’s manager was very high.
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However, Zidane will now become Real’s manager for a second time.
The Frenchman’s first spell at Los Blancos saw him winning three successive Champions League titles.
Upon his return to Real, Zidane said, “It’s a special day for everyone and I’m happy, that’s the most important thing. As the president said, I’m very happy to be back home. What I want to do is get back down to work and I love what this club has always stood for. The only thing that I’m focused on is getting down to work again tomorrow.”