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When he left the club last season, Zidane has said that Real was in need of a change of direction to continue to have success.
Zinedine Zidane returns to the head of Real Madrid, the club he led to three coronations consecutive in the Champions League. The club confirmed that it had accepted an offer to replace Santiago Solari. Zidane will be in post until June 2022.
Zidane led Real to three conquests in a row in the Champions League from 2016 to 2018, before leaving the club at the end of the last campaign with still two years remaining on his contract. Zidane had also led the club to the conquest of the Liga in 2017.
Real Madrid is in troubled waters after having been hit on two hit reverse against FC Barcelona and another against Ajax Amsterdam last week, eliminating both the Copa del Rey and the Champions League and putting an end to his hopes of winning la Liga.
Zidane will be in position for the training of Tuesday’s Real Madrid. His first game for this second visit would take place Saturday, at the stadium Santiago Barnabeu, against Celta de Vigo. The Real lags by 12 points on the FC Barcelona with 11 games to play. It is also within five points of Atletico Madrid, second in the standings.
The tv channel Spanish La Sexta was the first to report the return of Zidane. The official announcement was made after the meeting of the board of directors of the club, Monday.
When he left the club last season, Zidane said Real was in need of a change of direction to continue to have success.
Solari has led the team to a victory of 4-1 to Valladolid, Sunday, and he led the drive on Monday. He was offered to remain with the club in other functions. The former player of the Argentina and of the Real is the coach of team B before replacing Zidane in October.
Under Solari, the Real won 22 victories, suffered eight defeats and delivered two draws, in all competitions, and put the hand on the club world Cup in December.
Zidane was a unanimous choice at the club, but few believed that he would return to the club after you have decided to take a break.
The coach took office in January 2016 and immediately, he won his troops with his attitude, always very calm, very relaxed.