The moment that every Madridista has dreamt about for the last nine months came true on Monday, March 11th. Zinedine Zidane was named Real Madrid manager.
There had been rumours but it was Real Madrid TV who officially announced the news. An emotional video with the some of the highlights from his first first reign as manager of Real Madrid surely brought tears to the eyes of Real Madrid fans around the world. In only two years and five months he won a record nine titles with the Whites.
The French manager also became the only manager to win three consecutive Champions League titles.
Zizou was presented shortly after 8pm local time. Following the presentation a press conference was held. The headline was “I had to say yes when Florentino called me”.
Zinedine Zidane is optimistic regarding the club’s future although there is plenty of work to be done. He’s had time to rest during these past nine months and is 100% ready for the task at hand. His first focus is on Saturday’s game against Celta de Vigo, and then the remaining 10 league games left to the season.
The summer will see Zinedine Zidane look to work more magic as Real Madrid manager ahead of what many Real Madrid fans hope will be a successful season.
His track record is second to none and you can’t blame the fans for dreaming of another Real Madrid glory period.
Bienvenido de nuevo y mucha suerte, ZZ !