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OFFICIAL: Zinedine Zidane returns to Real Madrid

The club just made it official.

Real Madrid Celebrate After Victory In The Champions League Final Against Liverpool Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Real Madrid officially confirmed that French coach and club legend Zinedine Zidane has returned to the club.

Madrid confirmed that they offered Solari to stay in the club —in an undisclosed role— while they scheduled a press conference for 20:00 CEST to welcome Zidane back.

Zidane is replacing Santiago Solari, who took over after the club decided to sack Julen Lopetegui. Solari’s Real Madrid fell to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Semifinals and Ajax in the Champions League’s Round of 16.

While Zidane will coach the team this Tuesday, it’s clear that the club’s effort will be focused on next season. The Frenchman will reportedly have full control of the transfers and could rebuild the squad, so Zidane could use the next few games to see who he can trust going forward. Therefore, players like Ceballos, Isco, Marcos Llorente or Odriozola could get some relevant minutes before the end of the season.

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