BREAKING NEWS: Zidane Set To Return To Real Madrid As Manager Months After Leaving Club
Zinedine Zidane will be reappointed as Real Madrid manager, according to reports.
The Frenchman, who left Real last summer after leading the club to three straight Champions League titles, will replace Santiago Solari.
According to reports in Spain, Real’s board of directors will meet with Solari to dismiss the Argentine and rehire Zidane.
Real saw their season fall apart in the space of a week with back-to-back defeats in the Copa del Rey and La Liga, leaving them 12 points behind rivals Barcelona.
A surprise 4-1 home loss to Ajax in the Champions League followed, resulting in Real fans staging a protest outside the Bernabeu in which they called for Solari to be sacked and for Jose Mourinho to replace him.
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, but Zidane looks set to return.
Zidane first took charge of Real Madrid in January 2016 after a spell in charge of the B team, and he became the first coach to win the Champions League in three straight seasons.