Zinedine Zidane re-appointed as Real Madrid coach

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Zinedine Zidane has been re-appointed as the coach of Real Madrid, replacing Santiago Solari who was named coach in November.

Zidane left Real Madrid in May 2018 after winning a third consecutive Champions League title.

It was widely expected that Solari would be relieved of his duties at Santiago Barnabeu following a string of bad results that saw Real Madrid get knocked out of the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League. The team has also failed to Challenge Barcelona for the La Liga title.

“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.

“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,” a statement from Real Madrid read in part.

Zidane is expected to be presented to the public later today.

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