'It's your turn next Cristiano': Fans hungry for return to glory days now Zidane's reappointed
The Frenchman's last game in charge of Real Madrid, in the Champions League Final against Liverpool, coincided with Cristiano Ronaldo's last appearance in Madrid white. The club's failure to replace the Portuguese player's annual 50+ goal haul is the primary reason for their stuttering form, which has, so far this season, cost two managers their job.
Things are set to change though, at least from the perspective of an expectant fan base who have been deprived of the type of success they've become accustomed-to in recent seasons.Also on rt.com CONFIRMED: Zinedine Zidane reappointed as Real Madrid manager 10 months after leaving club
While a repeat of their Champions League successes is impossible given their recent exit from the competition at the hands of Ajax (the same goes for the Copa del Rey and, realistically, La Liga) a steadying of the ship is required at the Bernabeu and, per the fans anyway, they have the ideal commander steering it.
But, especially without their former favorite son who now calls Turin home, their supporters know that it is going to require all hands on deck if they want to awaken this particular sleeping giant.
Zidane: "When Cristiano Ronaldo is good, the team is good.”— Krooos T8 (@KroosT8) March 11, 2019
Time to get this LEGEND back pic.twitter.com/a2SAmpzVGZ
Zinedine Zidane is back as coach of @realmadriden. Brilliant move and good to see him return. He did alright last time. 😉— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 11, 2019
Zidane After entering the Real Madrid dressing room : pic.twitter.com/dcWBJyqI0K— Victor (@LucasV_fc) March 11, 2019
Real Madrid announce Zidane’s return.— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) March 11, 2019
Dressing room Tuesday morning: pic.twitter.com/JNmF2f9J9z
Zidane masterclass?— Rafał (@madridreigns) March 11, 2019
Zidane won a lot, he wanted to rebuild the team, Floro disagreed. Zidane knew Real would not be able to cope with that team, he left and watched everything calmly. Floro called him with tears and promised him everything he wanted.
IQ 200. pic.twitter.com/MxbqxyE8JV
Zidane wanted to make a big squad renewal last summer, Perez was against it and he left before the ship sank. Season collapsed in a week, the Frenchman was proven right. Pérez compromised and accepted Zidane’s demands.— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) March 11, 2019
Zidane is back, Hope is back— 🇩🇪 (@PlatinKr8s) March 11, 2019
We’re gonna destroy Ajax in the third leg 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/sov9a0UxU8