Zidane in sensational Real Madrid return to replace sacked Solari sources

Tuesday, 12 Mar, 2019

There have been various reports of disharmony in the Real Madrid camp, with club captain Sergio Ramos responding to questions about some of them via Twitter on Monday.

"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".

Liverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid midfielder Isco after he publicly fell out with manager Santiago Solari.

"It has been hard from outside looking in". I did it as a player, and now again as a coach.

"I'm just happy to come back".

"The Real Madrid board of directors, which met today, Monday 11 March 2019, has chose to terminate Santiago Solari's contract as first-team coach, whilst Real Madrid have offered him the opportunity to remain at the club", read a club statement.

Zidane won that tournament in each of his three seasons in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu, as well as La Liga in 2016-17, while enjoying a strong relationship with the majority of the players.

The negotiations have been long but Zidane, who had other offers, has accepted, leaving Jose Mourinho, one of the other candidates, without the opportunity to return to Spain.

The only stumbling block was convincing Zidane to return to his former club.

"Things will have to change". As the president says I am happy to be coming home. Zidane, simply on the basis of the CV he has as a player and manager at the club, very much appears the man to provide that.

As footballers we like to do our talking on the pitch but this season is not turning out that way. "First we need to look at what we need now and after that, what we need for the coming seasons".

The incident between long-time defensive colleagues Ramos and Marcelo took place towards the end of Saturday's session at Madrid's Valdebebas training ground.