Zidane in sensation returns to real Madrid – Independent Observers

Zidane in sensation returns to real Madrid

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By Ayodele Ayelomi

French legend, Zinedine Zidane on Monday made a sensational but surprising return as coach of Real Madrid after the club sacked Santiago Solari.

The club announced that Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022. His appointment was coming just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph.

“Real Madrid’s board has decided to terminate Santiago Solari’s contract as coach of the first team,” read an official statement on Monday.

“Real Madrid appreciates the work done by Santiago Solari and the commitment and loyalty he has always shown to this club.

“The board has also agreed to the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the new coach of Real Madrid with immediate effect for the remainder of the season and the next three, until June 30, 2022.”

On the other hand, Solari’s dismissal was expected after three consecutive home defeats, twice to Barcelona and once to Ajax, virtually ended the dream of Madrid winning any silverware this season, just at the middle of March.

Zidane’s new contract will see him in charge of only 11 more La Liga games with almost nothing to play for.

 (AFP)

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