" The best coach in the world is returning to Real Madrid, Zidane, you represent the greatness of this club".
Only 10 months after leaving the Santiago Bernabéu, Zinedine Zidane has been reappointed as the Real Madrid manager on a three-year contract.
Madrid return to action on Saturday, when they host Celta Vigo in La Liga.
Former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui replaced Zidane but was sacked in October with Solari taking the reins at the Santiago Bernabeu, but is set to be ousted himself later today.
Instead, Zidane has been persuaded not only to return, but to do so immediately. The team has also failed to Challenge Barcelona for the La Liga title. Or perhaps, after nine months away, he was simply unable to resist.
Few coaches can rival the trophy haul of this current Madrid squad and perhaps, for Lopetegui and Solari, that was part of the problem.
If Madrid want to win again, they need to make those changes and the right man to administer them.
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Solari, a former Real Madrid and Argentina midfielder who took over at the Bernabeu on November 13, had replaced former Spain manager Lopetegui but failed to bring success to the Bernabeu.
Affectionately known as "Zizou" in France, he was named World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003 in a career that began in France with Cannes and Bordeaux before he moved into the big time with Juventus, where he stayed five years before joining Real in 2001.
Los Blancos announced Monday on their website they've hired the soccer legend as head coach on a three-year contract.
"Already as a player he was extraordinary".
Solari, who has been manager of Real's reserve side, is initially appointed as interim manager to replace Lopetegui.
What seemed like the ideal option for the club has become a reality, but the great respect and relationship that Perez and Zidane have is not the only reason the latter was convinced to take the job once again. Real Madrid is expected to sell midfielder Luka Modric and forward Gareth Bale this summer in order to facilitate Zidane's revolution.