Real Madrid has re-appoint their former manager Zinedine Zidane just nine months after he walked away following his third successive Champions League trophy with the club.
The contract will see him stay till 2022.
This is coming after Santiago Solari who has had a difficult period managing the club was dismissed.
The statement released by the club reads;
“The Board of Directors of Real Madrid, meeting today, Monday, March 11, 2019, has decided to terminate the contract that linked Santiago Solari with the club as coach of the first team and, at the same time, Real Madrid has offered to continue belonging to the club.
‘Real Madrid appreciates the work done by Santiago Solari and the commitment and loyalty he has always shown to this house.
‘The Board of Directors has also agreed the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the new coach of Real Madrid with immediate incorporation for the remainder of the season and the next three, until June 30, 2022.
‘The president of Real Madrid will appear today with Zinedine Zidane before the media at 8:00 pm in the press room of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.”
Speaking about the new development, Zinedine Zidane said;
“I know this is a special day for everyone. I’m very happy to return here and that’s the most important thing. I will be starting work tomorrow to put this club back where it deserves to be.
“It’s great to be back – not that I’ve been that far away.
“It’s a massive responsibility. I’m just one more member of the team, this club. I love football and I haven’t forgotten what we have won – but I also haven’t forgotten all the things that we did badly. I know where I am.
“I’ll put everything I have within me to make the team better.
“Things are going to change – they need to. But that’s not a priority right now. We have 11 games left, and the idea is to finish the season well.
“The first thing that entered my head when I got the phone call asking me to come back? I’ll come back – and here I am.
“I don’t have any debt to pay with Real Madrid, I don’t owe the club anything. I’m here because I want to be.
“I’ve spent [the last] nine months living here in Madrid, recharging my batteries. Now I’m ready for new challenges with this great club – the club I love,” Zidane told a press conference on Monday night.