Real Madrid has ended speculations of signing Jose Mourinho as they re-appoint former manager Zinedine Zidane in a contract that will see him stay till 2022.
Zidane rejoins the club just nine months after he walked away following his third successive Champions League trophy with Real Madrid.
This followed the dismissal of Santiago Solari who has had a difficult period managing the club.
In a statement, the club said:
‘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 and, at the same time, Real Madrid has offered to continue belonging to the club.
‘Real Madrid appreciates the work done by Santiago Solari and the commitment and loyalty he has always shown to this house.
‘The Board of Directors has also agreed to the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the new coach of Real Madrid with immediate incorporation for the remainder of the season and the next three, until June 30, 2022.
‘The president of Real Madrid will appear today with Zinedine Zidane before the media at 8:00 pm in the press room of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.’