Deja vu: Zinedine Zidane set to be reappointed as Real Madrid boss after Solari sacking - reports
According to European football journalist Guillem Balague, Zidane will return to the club just 10 months after leaving Los Blancos, having won a trio of European titles, which had never before been achieved in the competition's current format.
Solari is set to be relieved of his duties after a 4-1 victory over Real Valladolid at the weekend, which did little to heal the wounds of a humiliating defeat by the same scoreline at home to Ajax, that put the defending champions out of the Champions League.
😯 According to reports, Zinedine Zidane is set to return to Real Madrid. Good move for him and the club or should you never go back? pic.twitter.com/DzJRLByJ7Q— COPA90 (@COPA90) March 11, 2019
Zinedine Zidane's record as Real Madrid manager:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 11, 2019
• 149 games
• 393 goals
• 104 wins
• 29 draws
• 16 defeats
• 9 trophies
Time for Round Two? pic.twitter.com/eWROUC82MY
Zidane, who spent five years at the club during the 'Galacticos' era during which he won a European crown in 2002, will become the third manager this season for Real, after the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui and then Solari, who was in charge for a mere five months.
The World Cup winner left Real on the crest of a hugely successful wave, stepping down after their Champions League victory over Liverpool in Kiev, which completed an unprecedented hat-trick of titles.
Real currently lie in third place in La Liga, 12 points behind leaders and arch rivals Barcelona and neighbors Atletico Madrid. Both of those teams play their respective Champions League matches and are favorites to reach the quarter finals.Also on rt.com Ailing empire: What next for Real Madrid after Champions League humiliation?