Manager Zidane is the Real deal again

ZINEDINE Zidane has made a shock return to Spain after Real Madrid’s decision to have the Frenchman replace struggling manager Santiago Solari.

Former Real midfielder Zidane, who has returned to take charge of the team, just 10 months after leaving the Spanish giants, took his first training session on Monday.

The club issued a statement, saying: “Real Madrid appreciates the work done by Santiago Solari, and the commitment and loyalty he has always shown.

“The Board of Directors have also agreed the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as new coach, for the remainder of the season and the next three, until 30th June 2022.”

The sacking followed a shock defeat against Ajax in the Champions league, the 4-1 home defeat almost certainly sparking Real President Florentino Perez into action.

The club decided to sack Solari after fewer than five months, with Real third in La Liga, a distant 12 points behind leaders Barcelona.

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

His first game back in charge of Real will be against Celta Vigo, at the Bernabeu tomorrow (Saturday).


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