Zidane returns as Real Madrid manager

Zidane returns as Real Madrid manager

Zidane returns as Real Madrid manager

Zinedine Zidane has astonishingly been reappointed as Real Madrid manager.

Julen Lopetegui was sacked after three months and Santiago Solari's team self-combusted in six days, as defeats to Barcelona, twice, and Ajax rendered their season dead before the middle of March.

"The board have named Zinedine Zidane as the new coach to be incorporated immediately for the rest of the season and the next three, until June 30, 2022".

"With all due respect, it is not the right time to talk about him [Zidane] with an important match like Juventus and Atletico", Simeone told reporters. He left [Real Madrid] a lot of problems and I think he would have been another problem to the ones we already have if he had come.

I don't think that. I'm happy to be back, working at this great club and especially with the squad.

Here is a timeline of how things have unfolded for the club and how they ended up back with the man that had guided them to so much success before he made a decision to step away.

The man who had played a huge part in Zidane's success, as well as Real's as a whole since joining from Manchester United in 2009, departs for Juventus.

Real Madrid have a dismal start to the season.

There is currently no news on where and what the Portuguese will do now and if next season we will see him with a new club.

Rules in Spanish football mean that a club can only have someone in a caretaker role for no more then two weeks.

Solari's side thrashed Real Valladolid 4-1 on Sunday in his final stand as coach. Real crashed out of the UEFA Champions League to Ajax at the last 16 stage and sit in third place in La Liga after being knocked out of the Spanish Cup by Barcelona last week.

Solari led Madrid to 22 wins, eight losses and two draws in all competitions, and helped the team win the Club World Cup in December.

With all hope of further trophy success in the 2018/19 season effectively gone, Real Madrid choose to act.

And after signing a deal confirming his re-appointment at Real, Zidane has reportedly identified Chelsea midfielder Kante as his first transfer target as he looks to rebuild his squad, according to La Gazetta dello Sport reporter Nicolò Schira.

His first game back in charge will be on Saturday against Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu.

Related news