Football is among the most unpredictable sports of all time, as sometimes, even the best teams tend to fail miserably. Once in a while, every team goes through a state of drought but the most important part is how they bounce-back.
Real Madrid, arguably being the best club of all time, have been having a rough past few months. Being ousted from the league title run by Barcelona and later being kicked out from the UEFA Champions Cup by the young Ajax club, it has really gone from bad to worse for Los Blancos.
Fortunately, the fans can now take a sigh of relief as their beloved Zizoue, aka Zinedine Zidane, has reclaimed his throne after being on a break for almost ten months.
Leaving Real in May, after winning his third consecutive UCL title, the Frenchman went on a break, but seeing his side face their worst times, he has been appointed once again to replace Santiago Solari to take over the club's command till 30 June 2022.
This came a week after Real lost to Ajax 1-4 in the round of 16 (UCL) despite being 2-1 up in the first leg. Trying all they could, this was the best and the only option they had.
Despite returning less than a year after he left the club, Zidane will face a rebuilding job at Real Madrid. There would be many things he will have to look forward to, starting off with finding an apt replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left last summer. Another thing would be Gareth Bale's future at the club, as the Walish star has not been able to own up to his standards and also is being booed by the club fans at the same time.
But this is not all, making way for Zizoue has not been a cake-walk for president Florentino Perez as he had to agree with all the conditions kept forward by the former French-midfielder before returning to the club.
We all know that Zidane left Real Madrid because of his differences with Perez, and now that he is back, he has an upper hand at making Real great again.
Here are the conditions kept forward by the 2006 World Cup winner, according to Marca:
1) Total control over the team
2) Sell the players he does not want
3) Marcelo & Isco are not for sale
4) Neymar will not be bought
5) James doesn't return
6) Try to sign Mbappé
The Frenchman has also tickled the speculations of Portuguese megastar Cristiano Ronaldo possibly making a comeback to Los Blancos in the press conference yesterday when he said, “Let's see what happens next year…”.
Fans of the club have been taking to Twitter to show their love for the football legend's decision to finally return to the team:March 11, 2019
AND FINALLY ZIDANE IS BACK.. pic.twitter.com/K2KSnXHssT— Aabish MADRIDISTA (@AabishPaudel2) March 11, 2019 March 12, 2019 March 12, 2019
Nobody: Zidane returns as Real Madrid manager.
Now with Zidane back to take charge, let's hope Real Madrid can come back stronger next season and show their true self to the world.