HUGE SURPRISE : Zinedine Zidane is back on the Real Madrid’s bench. The Frenchman will lead the training sessions starting Tuesday morning.
Real Madrid appointed Zinedine Zidane as the Technical Director of the first team this Monday evening, in a contract until June 2022, following a meeting of the Board of Directors.
The board of directors decided earlier this Monday to terminate Santiago Solari’s contract.
The 46-year-old, who won three successive Champions League titles with real Madrid (2016, 2017, 2018) and also at La Liga in 2017, left the club last summer with two years left on his contract.
« I’m coming back, and the players here have won a lot. We’re going to do things right from Saturday, » Zizou said on at Real Madrid’s press conference today to announce his return to the club.
« I’m not thinking of replacing Ronaldo. It’s a happy day for me, because I’m coming back here. And I’m just thinking about the 11 games coming up. But these 11 games are about preparing for next season, » concluded the new Real Madrid coach, who also said he had come back because the club president had called him.