Zinedene Zidane stepped down as Real Madrid coach at the end of last season after winning three straight champions league trophies for the Spanish giants. Julien Lopetegui was then appointed as his successor in a controversial circumstance in the build up to the World Cup and he had to step aside from the national team. He was however fired in October following poor performance and was succeeded by Santiago Solari.
He did a fairly good job till recent poor form which has seen Madrid humiliated in the champions league by Ajax, couple with the back to back defeats to their bitterest rivals Barcelona and 12 points behind the La Liga leaders. All these has led to speculation that Solari’s days are numbered at Madrid. José Mourinho has been heavily linked with a return to Real Madrid. However, it has emerged now that Zidane is set for a return to the Bernabeu.