It’s official, Real Madrid have sacked Rafa Benítez and have appointed Zinedine Zidane as his successor. Club president Florentino Pérez held a press conference and announced the decision this afternoon.
Cadena Cope in Spain broke the news and stated that it would become official later today. This was just a matter of when, as the Spanish manager had been on thin ice after El Clásico and losing the form that had in a way brought hope to Madridistas.
Fans will be happy to see the former legend finally taking control of the team. However, it’s good to point out that many people believe it may be too early for him. Burning him at this time of his coaching career could be harsh.
The Frenchman already knows most of the squad very well, as he was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant in the La Décima campaign. This complete eliminates the rumors of José Mourinho coming back to the Bernabéu this month.