By: Ibrahim El-Shawarby
CAIRO, March.11 (SEE)- Zinedine Zidane is set to return as Real Madrid manager just 10 months after leaving the Spanish giants in order to save the Los Blancos after suffering a disastrous season. The legendary French footballer will replace Santiago Solari, who was in charge for less than five months.
Zidane, 46, left in May after leading the club to a third straight Champions League trophy. Real are currently third in La Liga, 12 points behind leaders Barcelona.
Solari is set to be sacked after a 4-1 win over Real Valladolid on Sunday which followed a shock Champions League exit to Ajax. That 4-1 home defeat and 5-3 aggregate loss to the Dutch side was the final straw for Real president Florentino Perez. The defeat by Ajax came after two consecutive defeats by Barcelona in El Clasico a 1-0 loss in La Liga and a 3-0 humiliation in the Copa del Rey.