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OFFICIAL: Zidane replaces Solari

Zidane returns to manage Real Madrid. BeSoccer

OFFICIAL: Zidane replaces Solari

Real Madrid have officially announced that they have appointed Zinedine Zidane as manager in place of Santiago Solari. The Frenchman, who will start his second spell at the helm, has signed until 2022.

Solari's future at Real Madrid looked bleak after being eliminated from both the Copa del Rey as well as the Champions League.

Zinedine Zidane is a much-liked figure within the Madrid camp, both amongst players and fans, as his history with the club is dripping in success, both as a player and as a manager.

The legend returns

Zidane started his Madrid managerial career in 2012 with the Youth first team, completing one season with them before Carlo Ancelotti called him up to the first team bench in the year of 'La Decima'.

He then became head coach after Madrid dismissed Rafael Benitez in January 2016, trusting Zidane with the remainder of that season.

His spell as head coach of the first team could not have been more of a success. In just two and a half years, Zidane lifted nine of the 13 possible trophies.

They were three consecutive Champions League titles, one La Liga title, two European SuperCups, two Club World Cups and one Spanish Super Cup.

As for Solari, after nearly four and a half months in charge, he says goodbye to Madrid with a record of 21 victories, two draws and eight defeats. 

Olivia Gidman

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