Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made calls to bring back former coach Zinedine Zidane, according to Spanish daily Marca.
It has been arguably one of Los Blancos’ worst weeks in their history, having exited the Copa del Rey last week to Barcelona, being beaten by the Catalan side in the league, which ended their La Liga title pursuit and losing to Ajax, who dumped them out of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Calls are now being made for change to happen, and fast. And that has led to various reports on Santi Solari’s future.
The Argentine was hauled in from the Castilla side just before Christmas after the sacking of Julen Lopetegui, but he has not lived up to expectations and now a number of names have been linked to the role of head coach at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Maurcio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri continue to be linked but reports of a return for Zidane, who famously guided them to success in Europe – are being made.
There are a number of positives in seeing Zidane return, given that his family still live closely to Madrid, however, the French tactician would not have the same squad to work with, having seen Cristiano Ronaldo leave for Juve last summer.
Perez, however, is willing to splash the cash, having been linked to players such as Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Neymar.