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Borja Mayoral: Santiago Solari is very similar to Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid have made the perfect managerial appointment in the eyes of Borja Mayoral, with Santiago Solari considered to be “very similar” to Zinedine Zidane.
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Santiago Solari takes full control at Real Madrid until 2021

European champions Real Madrid have handed Santiago Solari a contract as first team coach through to June 2021, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday.
France's forward Kylian MBappe poses during a photo session after an interview with AFP in which he announced the formalization of his Ambassadorship with the Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot on November 8, 2018. - Mbappe, who will turn 20 on December 20, became in the summer of 2017 the second most expensive player in football history with a move costing 180 million euros, behind his Brazilian teammate Neymar who's move cost 222 million euros (264 million US dollars). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Kylian Mbappe: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe told AFP on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi remain football's greatest players but that his own World Cup heroics could help crown him the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.

Ramon Calderon: Antonio Conte ‘reluctant’ to take Real Madrid job

Antonio Conte is “reluctant” to become Real Madrid boss, with the club unlikely to meet his demands, according to former club president Ramon Calderon.
Temporary coach of Real Madrid CF, Argentinian former player Santiago Solari, holds a press conference at the Ciudad Real Madrid training facilities in Madrid's suburb of Valdebebas, on October 30, 2018. - Santiago Solari has been put in temporary charge of Real Madrid after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on October 29, 2018. Solari was the coach of Madrid's B team, Castilla, and is now expected to take Madrid for their Copa del Rey game against Melilla tomorrow. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Santiago Solari open to Real Madrid job long-term

Santiago Solari said he is open to becoming Real Madrid coach long-term after being put in temporary charge on Monday following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘I was no longer indispensable’ at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he decided to leave Real Madrid for Juventus after sensing that the Spanish club’s president, Florentino Perez, no longer saw him as being “indispensable”.
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui shouts instructions during the UEFA Champions League group G football match between Real Madrid CF and FC Viktoria Plzen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 23, 2018. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

Barcelona await stumbling Real Madrid as Julen Lopetegui looks for lifeline at Camp Nou

Julen Lopetegui said it was the happiest day of his life being named coach of Real Madrid but he could not have imagined this.

Antonio Conte yet to be contacted by Real Madrid – brother

Antonio Conte is yet to be approached by Real Madrid regarding a possible rescue mission at the Santiago Bernabeu, claims the brother of the former Chelsea and Juventus boss.
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gestures during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 20, 2018. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS - AFP)

Reports: Real Madrid set to sack Julen Lopetegui

Real Madrid are set to sack boss Julen Lopetegui in the next few HOURS – and have already lined up Santiago Solari to replace him, according to reports in Spain.

Madrid fans call for the head of Florentino Perez

Amid the sprawl of headlines calling for Julen Lopetegui to be sacked by Real Madrid on Sunday, Diario AS ran an online poll: who is more guilty, the coach or the club president? Eighty six per cent of 80,000 respondents said: Florentino Perez.
Real Madrid's Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui gives instructions to his players during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 20, 2018.GABRIEL BOUYS - AFP

Real Madrid’s Julen Lopetegui fears no job loss after defeat to Levante

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui stressed the last thing he was thinking about was whether his job was under threat after his side were beaten 2-1 at home by Levante, their third successive defeat in all competitions.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Vanderlei Luxemburgo: Cristiano Ronaldo exit responsible for Real Madrid struggles

Cristiano Ronaldo's exit is to blame for Real Madrid's underwhelming start to the 2018-19 season, according to the club's former coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.
France's midfielder Paul Pogba poses in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on October 9, 2018, as part of the team's preparation for the friendly football match against Island and the Nations League football match against Germany. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Didier Deschamps: Manchester United could lose Paul Pogba

Manchester United are in trouble and fans of Italian champions Juventus are right to dream of signing Paul Pogba, France's World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps said on Wednesday.
Eden Hazard, Chelsea

Alvaro Morata: Nothing blocking Chelsea’s Eden Hazard from Real Madrid move

Alvaro Morata has said Eden Hazard will not force an exit from Chelsea but would be happy to move to Real Madrid if both clubs come to an agreement.
Jose Mourinho admits he fears the start of the Premier League after a tumultuous pre-season at Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho: My players are doing their best

Under-fire Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes some of his misfiring squad are hurting more than others as speculation mounts over whether the Portuguese coach’s time in charge at Old Trafford is coming to an end.
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Real Madrid head to Moscow with fewer stars

Luka Modric returns to the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday, the scene of Croatia’s World Cup final defeat to France, not only as FIFA’s best men’s player but the star of Real Madrid too.
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Report: Manchester United dismiss Zinedine Zidane rumours as ‘nonsense’

United were beaten 3-1 by West Ham on Saturday to extend their winless run to three and prompt renewed speculation former Real Madrid coach Zidane, who was in London this week, is in the frame to take over at Old Trafford.

Real Madrid’s Isco leaves hospital after surgery

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been discharged from hospital after suffering appendicitis, the club have announced.

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