After Real Madrid sacked manager Rafael Benitez, they appointed club legend Zinedine Zidane as the new man to lead the Los Blancos to glory.
The Frenchman has obviously been a part of some of the greatest squads in the history of football (Juventus, France, and Real Madrid), but has not had much experience as a manager in the top tier of football.
However, with the season already half gone, and with the Frenchman’s familiarity with the Real Madrid setup, the board saw him as the best man to take up the reins at the Santiago Bernabeu. Here are a few congratulatory tweets for Zizou.
ai??i?? Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 4, 2016
Rafa Benitez sacked by #RealMadrid – ZZTop to take charge
ai??i?? Joe Morrison (@joefooty) January 4, 2016
Zidane was the guy that convinced Isco to join Real Madrid, wonai??i??t be leaving in January.
ai??i?? Rafael HernA?ndez (@RafaelH117) January 4, 2016
Twitter soon bundled over with humorous and sarcastic tweets, memes and gifs that pointed out at the fickleness of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, when it comes to hiring and firing managers.
BREAKING: Zinedine Zidane has been sacked as Real Madrid manager for failing to win any games in the last 3 hours . pic.twitter.com/iGNa0vnf5u ai??i?? Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) January 4, 2016
ai??i?? Eat My Goal.tv (@eatmygoaltv) January 5, 2016
Zinedine Zidane will replace Rafa Benitez as the manager of Real Madrid. pic.twitter.com/e4MnIipDJh
ai??i?? Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) January 4, 2016
Not all Los Blancos fans were convinced with the signing of Zidane though, as some rightly pointed out that he has not done anything extraordinary at Real Madrid B.
To me… Appointing Zidane at this time is a gamble… He’s even far frm bin successful at the team B he was coaching ai??i?? abimbola (@Iam_Harbimbolar) January 4, 2016