Zinedine Zidane will be returning to Real Madrid as the club’s manager, months after he left the Spanish club he led to three successive Champions League titles.
The Frenchman will be replacing Santiago Solari who will be sacked by the Real’s board of directors, after a week back-to-back defeat in the Copa del Rey and La Liga, leaving them 12 points behind rivals Barcelona. News of Zinedine Zidane returning to Real Madrid as manager, came after fans protested outside the Bernabeu following a 4-1 home loss to Ajax in the Champions League. They called for Solari to be sacked and for Jose Mourinho to replace him.
Though the clubs’s former president Ramon Calderon told Sky Sports News last week that Mourinho was the first choice to take over and was approached by the club, however Zidane looks set to return. The French football legend who was appointed as Real Madrid boss in January 2016 after a spell in charge of the B team, became the first coach to win the Champions League in three straight seasons.
However even with being the only coach to have claimed back-to-back Champions League titles, his European success came under pressure for winning only one La Liga title during his two and a half years stay at the club.