By: Ibrahim El-Shawarby
CAIRO, March.11 (SEE)- Real Madrid have confirmed Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club as manager, replacing Santiago Solari. The French legend, who left Real last summer after leading the club to three successive Champions League titles, has signed a contract with Los Blancos until June 2022.
A club statement read: “The board of directors of Real Madrid, meeting today, Monday, March 11, 2019, has decided to terminate the contract that linked Santiago Solari with the club as coach of the first team. “Real Madrid appreciates the work done by Santiago Solari and the commitment and loyalty he has always shown to what is his home.
“The board of directors has also agreed the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the new coach of Real Madrid with immediate incorporation for the remainder of the season and the next three, until June 30, 2022.”
Real saw their season fall apart in the space of a week with back-to-back defeats in the Copa del Rey and La Liga, leaving them 12 points behind rivals Barcelona, in addition to a humiliating Champions League exit after losing to Ajax 4-1 on their home turf, the Santiago Bernabeu.