In a surprise turn of events, Real Madrid have appointed Zinedine Zidane as the manager just nine months after he quit, as Santiago Solari is axed.
Real Madrid have confirmed the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as their new manager, after Santiago Solari was relieved of his duties.
It has been a tumultuous campaign for the Merengues, that saw them sack Julen Lopetegui as the manager just three months into his tenure, having appointed him as Zidane’s replacement in the summer.
Solari was appointed as the former Spain head coach’s replacement and was off to a solid start to his tenure, until a catastrophic ten-day period that saw Real Madrid crash out of the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League, while any slim hopes of a La Liga title bid were also crushed.
Despite Real Madrid returning to winning ways with a 4-1 triumph over Real Valladolid on Sunday night, Solari has been sacked. And Zidane, who won a whopping nine trophies in his two-and-a-half year spell with Real Madrid, has been renamed as the manager. The Frenchman has signed a deal that lasts till the summer of 2022 with the club.
Here’s how Real Madrid fans reacted to the huge announcement on social media.
— Sameh (@BigCasi14) March 11, 2019
Just the right man, welcome back to Madrid. #Zidane
— Taiwo Emmanuel (@heemharr) March 11, 2019
— Fahad Siddiqui (@iamfahad0727) March 11, 2019
— MYS🇧🇭|🇮🇶 (@notmys) March 11, 2019
— ┼ (@R0BAI) March 11, 2019
— Lama★ (@lama_7Z) March 11, 2019
‘GOAT status confirmed!’ – Zidane’s sensational Real Madrid return ‘like winning a trophy’ pic.twitter.com/pqDbVE1A0s
— pwq (@pwq45193509) March 11, 2019
Wins Champions League 3 times in a row.
Enjoys vacation while RM struggle.
Comes back as a pro!
— Vyankatesh Kulkarni (@vyankateshK7) March 11, 2019
— RGB (@RGB_SF) March 11, 2019
why do I feel that Zidane’s second term won’t be as rosy as the first
— Mazi Paska (@iam_paska) March 11, 2019
Isco walking into training tomorrow after Solari is sacked and Zidane is appointed pic.twitter.com/M6GyVnClxK
— Rk (@RkFutbol) March 11, 2019
Madridista’s when they heard solari is sacked and zidane is reappointed.pic.twitter.com/1jzZqcgfQY
— Chin Chin(The Dark lord) (@slimarshalshady) March 11, 2019
Some fans were sympathetic towards Solari who got the sack.
Thank you Solari for unleashing these beasts 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/c4uecprfJh
— sic🇳🇱 (@realftmadrid) March 11, 2019
— A alazhari ∞ (@iAbdullahFA) March 11, 2019
Thank you for your service, Santiago Solari.
Good luck and all the best for the future.
It wasn’t meant to be… pic.twitter.com/sKc08Uc3HV
— MadridistaTV (@madridistatv_) March 11, 2019
A tweet for Santiago Solari.
Thanks to him for trying everything to make this season worth it, for promoting Reguilon and Vinicius, and for showing us who Llorente really is.
He just wasn’t the ideal one for Real Madrid, we wish him all the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/uy4BAP6rJy
— BlancoTalks (@BlancoTalks) March 11, 2019