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Zinedine Zidane reiterated that his Real Madrid squad have a clean slate as his second reign as head coach began with a 2-0 La Liga win over Celta Vigo.

Zinedine Zidane promises key role for exiled Real Madrid stars Isco and Marcelo

Zinedine Zidane reiterated that his Real Madrid squad have a clean slate as his second reign as head coach began with a 2-0 La Liga win over Celta Vigo.
Zinedine Zidane

Dani Ceballos: Zinedine Zidane has restored our winning mentality

Zinedine Zidane has already changed things in the Real Madrid dressing room, according to Dani Ceballos.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho awaits kick off in the Champions League group H football match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Roman Calderon: Jose Mourinho was Real Madrid’s first choice

Jose Mourinho was Florentino Perez's first choice as Real Madrid head coach, and not Zinedine Zidane, according to former club president Roman Calderon.

Jose Mourinho: Perfect reunion for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid

Having coached the Spanish giants between 2010 and 2013, Mourinho had been linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu to replace Santiago Solari, who was sacked following Madrid's Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax.
Real Madrid´s newly appointed French coach Zinedine Zidane arrives gives a press conference on March 11, 2019 in Madrid. – Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari’s sacking was finally confirmed. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Barcelona’s Jordi Alba stunned to see Zinedine Zidane back at Real Madrid

Barcelona full-back Jordi Alba has aired his shock at Zinedine Zidane's return to Clasico rivals Real Madrid so soon after walking away from the club.
Real Madrid´s newly appointed French coach Zinedine Zidane arrives gives a press conference on March 11, 2019 in Madrid. – Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari’s sacking was finally confirmed. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Why Real Madrid chose Zinedine Zidane over Jose Mourinho

Real Madrid's turbulent season took another twist on Monday as Santiago Solari was given the boot, paving the way for Zinedine Zidane to return as head coach.

Ryan Giggs: Gareth Bale critics nothing new at Real Madrid

Ryan Giggs insists criticism of Gareth Bale is merely part and parcel of being a Real Madrid player, with the Wales boss citing how Cristiano Ronaldo used to be targeted, too.
Real Madrid´s newly appointed French coach Zinedine Zidane arrives gives a press conference on March 11, 2019 in Madrid. – Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari’s sacking was finally confirmed. Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to an historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Zinedine Zidane risks reputation to usher in new era at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane stood for 29 minutes fielding questions but all of them really came down to two: Why now? And, what next?

Zinedine Zidane ready for Real Madrid challenge

Zinedine Zidane has returned to Real Madrid with recharged batteries and no regrets after signing a three-year contract to replace the sacked Santiago Solari.
Wales' forward Gareth Bale celebrates after winning the Euro 2016 group B football match between Wales and Slovakia at the Stade de Bordeaux in Bordeaux on June 11, 2016. - AFP PHOTO - NICOLAS TUCAT

Gareth Bale in Wales squad for Euro 2020 qualifier

Gareth Bale has been included in Wales' squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia, despite missing Real Madrid's win over Real Valladolid on Sunday through injury.
Eden Hazard

Real Madrid make first contact for £100m Hazard

Real Madrid have signalled their intent to secure the £100 million ($132m) summer signing of Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Zinedine Zidane reappointed Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane has returned as Real Madrid manager just 10 months after leaving the Spanish giants.

Midas touch Zinedine Zidane in Real Madrid relaunch

Sitting alongside a shell-shocked Florentino Perez in May last year, Zidane said Madrid would have problems if he stayed. However, they’ve had problems without him too and now he has returned to fix them.

Roman Calderon: Real Madrid players pushed for Zinedine Zidane over Jose Mourinho

Roman Calderon says “dressing room leaders” at Real Madrid rejected Jose Mourinho’s return to the Bernabeu in favour of Zinedine Zidane.
Sergio Ramos' every touch was jeered by Real Madrid fans during the opening exchanges during his side's 2-0 victory over Valladolid -- but the Bernabeu skipper said he was not aware of any booing.

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos takes blame for ban and defends club

Sergio Ramos says he takes the blame for picking up what Uefa deemed a deliberate yellow card and missing Real Madrid's Champions League loss to Ajax.
Jose Mourinho

Didier Drogba: Jose Mourinho deserves chance to rebuild career

Jose Mourinho deserves a chance to rebuild his reputation following his departure from Manchester United, according to Didier Drogba.
Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg on March 9, 2019 in Munich. (Photo by Christof STACHE - AFP) - DFL

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Santiago Solari is holding on to his job as Real Madrid coach after the deposed European champions got back to winning ways on what was another good weekend for two prolific Poles.
Isco

Real Madrid open disciplinary procedures against Isco

Isco failed to attend a pre-match team talk before Madrid’s Champions League game against Ajax, which they lost 3-5 on aggregate and were consequently dumped out of the competition.

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