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Zidane to return as Real Madrid manager?

Speculations are rife over the return of Zinedine Zidane to take up his former job as Real Madrid’s manager.

According to Sky Sports, the Frenchman, who left Real Madrid last summer after leading the club to three successive Champions League titles, will replace Santiago Solari.

According to sources in Spain, Real’s board of directors will meet with Solari to dismiss the Argentine and rehire Zidane.

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Real saw their season fall apart in the space of a week with back-to-back defeats in the Copa del Rey and La Liga, leaving them 12 points behind rivals Barcelona.

A surprise 4-1 home loss to Ajax in the Champions League followed, resulting in Real fans staging a protest outside the Bernabeu in which they called for Solari to be sacked and for Jose Mourinho to replace him.

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Solari will be replaced by Zidane on Monday evening after a meeting with Real’s board of directors

Former president Ramon Calderon told Sky Sports News last week that Mourinho was the first choice to take over and was approached by the club, but Zidane looks set to return.

Zidane was first appointed Real Madrid boss in January 2016 after a spell in charge of the B team, and he became the first coach to win the Champions League in three straight seasons.

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