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Real Madrid Confirm Zinedine Zidane Reappointemnt After Sacking Santiago Solari

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MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 31: Zinedine Zidane attends a press conference to announce his resignation as Real Madrid manager at Valdebebas Sport City on May 31, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Zidane steps down from the position of Manager of Real Madrid, after leading the club to it's third consecutive UEFA Champions League title. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid have confirmed the appointment of former manager Zinedine Zidane following the sacking of Santiago Solari, with the French legend signing a contract until 2022.

Los Blancos decided to remove Solari as first-team coach following the club’s disastrous UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax Amsterdam last week.

Solari’s job came under serious threat following Real’s 4-1 loss at home to Ajax which was followed by back-to-back El Clasico defeats against Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu as they crashed out of the Copa Del Rey and fell 12 points behind their fierce rivals in La Liga.

Zidane’s first game back at the club will be at the Santiago Bernabeu against Celta Vigo on Saturday.