Zidane's glittering record as Real Madrid manager inspired Frenchman's reappointment

Zidane's glittering record as Real Madrid manager inspired Frenchman's reappointment

- Zinedine Zidane initially quit as Real Madrid boss after a stunning tenure

- The Frenchman departure saw the crumble of the Los Blancos under sacked Santiago Solari and Julen Lopetegui

- Real Madrid have since confirmed the reappointment of Zidane with 11 games to the end of the campaign

Real Madrid on Monday evening, March 11, announced the reappointment of Zinedine Zidane as manager just 10 months after the Frenchman quit the club as coach.

His sensational return took football fans by surprise as not many fancied the return of Zidane to the Bernabeu.

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Zidane's departure mid-2018 saw the appointment of Julen Lopetegui who was dismissed after just four months at the helm.

The Spaniard's sacking ushered in the appointment of Santiago Solari, who has recorded a string of poor results that culminated to Madrid's exit from the the Champions League in the round of 16.

The La Liga giants are also not in contention of any silverware this season and are now pushing to finish on a high in the domestic league.

As such, Zidane's reappointment will not come as a surprise - at least among Madrid fans and top hierarchy.

During his previous tenure at the club between 2016 and 2018, the French tactician guided Madrid to a record three Champions League titles among other domestic titles totaling to nine.

The 46-year-old only lost a paltry 16 out of the 149 matches he was in charge, with his side notching am impressive 393 goals.

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In the 149 matches, Zidane won 104 of them, garnering 2.3 points per game.

During his time, Madrid further established themselves as an almost unbeatable team, cementing their place as a top club in Europe.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Real Madrid have commenced talks with Chelsea about a summer switch for £100m-rated Eden Hazard in the summer.

According to Metro, with the return of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid manager, the Los Blancos chiefs are keen to land Hazard as the Frenchman’s first big transfer.

Hazard was eager to move to Real Madrid last summer, alongside ex- teammate Thibaut Courtois, who eventually completed the switch, but Chelsea refused to let go of the playmaker.

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