Yet another manager is on the outs at Real Madrid, but the one coming in is the stuff of legend… Literally.
Rafa Benitez lasted only seven months at the helm, and although Madrid are the scoring leaders in the Spanish league, won their Champions League group and sit only four points out of first, he failed to deliver.
Fans didn’t want him from the start, and his seat really started to burn his backside when Real lost to Barcelona 4-0 in El Clásico.
Things came to a head Sunday when Benitez oversaw a Madrid side that failed to win against Valencia to start 2016. As a result, former Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane takes over in the Spanish capital, to no ones surprise.
“Impossible doesn’t exist,” said club president Florentino Pérez about Zidane at his introductory press conference Monday.
Zidane played for Madrid from 2001 until the end of his career in 2006. He has spent the past two years coaching Real Madrid’s B team in the Spanish third division. At 43, he becomes Real Madrid’s youngest manager and the first from France.
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