Zidane returns to Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have confirmed Zinedine Zidane’s return to the club as manager, replacing the sacked Santiago Solari.

The Frenchman, who left Real last summer after leading the club to three successive Champions League titles, has signed a contract at the Bernabeu until June 2022.

Real’s board of directors met with Solari on Monday evening to dismiss the Argentine and rehire Zidane.

A club statement read: “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.