European champions, Real Madrid, have announced the return of their former manager, Zinedine Zidane, to the club with ‘immediate effect’.
Zidane’s appointment follows the sacking of current boss. Santi Solari, who was in charge at Los Blancos for just 28 matches.
“Real Madrid board of directors, which met today [Monday ], has decided to terminate Santiago Solari’s contract as first-team coach,” the club said in an official statement.
“Real Madrid wish to thank Solari for his work, commitment and the loyalty that he has always displayed towards this club, which is his home.”
“Also [the board] agreed on the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as head coach of Real Madrid with immediate effect for the remainder of the season and the next three campaigns, until 30 June 2022.”
Just ten months after winning his third successive Champions League title and walking away from the club, Zidane returns to the Santiago Bernabeu and has since put pen to paper on a three-year contract that will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2022.
The club also confirmed that the Frenchman will be presented to the media alongside the club President later tonight.