Zinedine Zidane confirmed as Real Madrid head coach until 2022

The Frenchman, Zinedine Zidane has returned as coach of Real Madrid,until 2022, ending Jose Mourinho speculations just nine months after walking away from the club following his third successive Champions League trophy.

Real’s board of directors met with Solari on Monday evening to dismiss the Argentine and rehire Zidane with immediate effect and will be in charge for the remaining 11 games in the season.

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.

In a statement, the club said: ‘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 Argentinian will retain a role at the club.

Zidane was first appointed Real Madrid boss 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.

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