Real Madrid have announced Santiago Solari as the club’s new manager. The 42-year-old Argentine took over as interim manager following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui who managed only 14 games in charge of the La Liga giants, winning only six of those matches.
Solari played for Madrid as a midfielder from 2000 to 2005 and since taking charge had won four consecutive matches winning against; Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, and Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga. Real Madrid have scored 15 goals and conceded only two in these games.
Real Madrid were ninth when he took charge; they are now sixth, four points behind the leaders – Barcelona.
The president has been delighted with the performance of the Argentine, and offered Solaria three-year deal to remain with the Spanish outfit until 2021.
The Spanish giant can still win four competitions (League, Champions League, Cup and Club World Cup).
Antonio Conte was linked with the position but the Italian is on a break from football after being sacked by Chelsea in the summer. And since Spanish rules state that an interim coach cannot be in charge for more than two weeks, Madrid had to appoint Solari – or an alternative – to avoid punishment.
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