Zinedine Zidane set to be named new Real Madrid manager next season

Zinedine Zidane set to be named new Real Madrid manager next season

- Zinedine Zidane has been one of the favourites to become manager at Real Madrid

- Los Blancos have recorded series of poor results in the past week under Santiago Solari

- It is understood that the board of directors will name the Frenchman as new manager

Zinedine Zidane is set to make a sensational return to Real Madrid at the end of the season, reports in Spain claim.

Present boss Santiago Solari has been under immense pressure following back-to-back defeats to Barcelona in El Clasico and the club's Champions League ouster in the round of 16.

Angry Real Madrid fans staged a protest outside the Bernabeu following the embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Ajax as they called for Solari's sacking and demanded for Jose Mourinho to be his successor.

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But according to Spanish news media outlet El Chiringuito, Mourinho will not be making a return for a second spell with Madrid, instead, Zidane will take the job.

According to Madrid based news outlet Marca, Real Madrid board of directors will meet Solari on Monday, March 11, to dismiss the Argentine and re-hire Zidane.

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The Frenchman was manager of Los Blancos from 2016 to 2018 before resigning days after winning his third consecutive Champions League title.

Julen Lopetegui was named as his successor but was sacked after just four months following a poor start to the 2018-19 season.

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On the other hand, Solari has not been able to change things around at the Bernabeu and the failure in the Champions League could be leading to Argentine out of the club.

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