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Real Madrid reappoint Zinedine Zidane to replace Santiago Solari

Real Madrid reappoint Zinedine Zidane to replace Santiago Solari

Tue, Mar 12, 19

Real Madrid reappoint Zinedine Zidane to replace Santiago Solari

Real Madrid's legend and favourite, Zinedine Zidane has elected to return to the position of head coach with big plans to rebuild the Spanish powerhouse. After his abrupt leave in May last year after winning an unprecedented third straight Champions League. Zidane also managed to sneak a La Liga title back in 2017, along with 9 other trophies. Ever since the absence of Zidane, Real have endured a very miserable season, with the first sacking of Lopetgui and now Solari.

Real president Florentino Perez has turned again to Zidane, who stepped in for Rafa Benitez in 2016 and quickly guided the team to Champions League glory, but this time he will be without the club's all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.

A popular figure among Real's star players, Zidane lost just 16 times in his 149 games in charge. He also averaged a trophy every 16 games, with Real picking up two FIFA Club World Cups, two UEFA Supercups, a La Liga title and a Spanish Supercup alongside the Champions League crowns. Real have toiled in the period since. They are currently 12 points behind La Liga leaders and arch rivals Barcelona.

Via: The Guardian Football

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