Zidane in sensational Real Madrid return to replace sacked Solari sources

Zinedine Zidane is back at Real MadridMore

Zinedine Zidane is back at Real MadridMore

Perez later added: "The best manager in the world has rejoined the club". "Fans are proud that you are here again with us".

"I'm just happy to come back". Potential Real Madrid targets this summer are likely Chelsea's Eden Hazard, PSG's Neymar, Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi and Tottenham's Christian Eriksen.

The coaching change comes less than a week after two losses to Barcelona and another to Ajax.

Zidane, who led Real to three straight Champions League titles, one of them a part of a historic Liga-Champions double, will assume first-team coaching duties as early as tomorrow morning.

Despite their victory against Real Valladolid, the club's hierarchy chose to make the decision to remove Solari from his post and bring back Zidane with three months of the season left and 11 LaLiga Santander games to play.

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Sergio Ramos says he takes the blame for Real Madrid's "deeply disappointing" season but insists the players will have no say on the future of Santiago Solari.

And the Daily Mail now report the defender has told Madrid chiefs that he is preparing to leave the capital.

Balague also delivered an update on Gareth Bale, claiming that the appointment is bad news for the Wales winger given the hostility between both Bale and Zidane during the Frenchman's last stint as Madrid boss.

Real are now third in La Liga, 12 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Mourinho was considered the favourite to take over from Santiago Solari, whose final game in charge would prove to be Sunday's 4-1 win over Real Valladolid. Madrid hired Solari in November, giving him a contract through 2021.

Ramos also addressed his deliberate yellow card in the Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Ajax which saw him miss defeat in the second leg.

Zidane has a long history with the club, even before managing the giants.

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