Zidane returns to Real Madrid's training pitch

Silvia Morton
March 15, 2019

He returned to Real Madrid, with which he has now started to coach once again, a team with frailties in practically all areas of the pitch.

Having sacked Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari for a series of embarrassing results, Real have made a decision to turn again to the former midfield great who won an unprecedented three Champions League titles in a row before resigning last May.

Football fans will be able to catch a glimpse of Militao in the Champions League quarter-finals this season, after Porto advanced to the last eight with an extra-time win over Roma in the last 16.

Zidane cemented his Madrid legacy during a glittering 28-month reign that began in January 2016 and saw him lift three Champions League titles and a LaLiga crown.

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Isco left will hope for more chances under Zidane right

But despite Zidane overseeing Madrid's successful era, it was another ex-head coach who was Perez's go-to guy, according to Calderon.

Militao will join Madrid at over the summer and the club hope he will add depth to central defense which now consists of the aging Sergio Ramos, Rafael Varane and Nacho Fernandez, as well as the talented, but highly injury prone Jesus Vallejo, who will probably be sent on loan or sold to make room in the squad.

"I think Jose Mourinho would have been a step backwards, there was a lot of problems and controversy when he was here".

"We all know him", Isco said.

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