He’s got career goals. The French-Algerian soccer legend is back with the Spanish club after Santiago Solari became the second manager sacked in less than a year. Solari’s predecessor, Julen Lopetegui, lost his job on the eve of the World Cup last year. Zidane, who led Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles during his first stint with the team, has signed a three-year contract.
What’s his top task? The 46-year-old is charged with turning around a team that underperformed this season, especially after star Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure last summer.
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