Real Madrid speaks on Solari’s appointment, contract duration
Written by Alex Alabi on November 14, 2018
Real Madrid on Tuesday officially confirmed the appointment of Santiago Solari as first team coach.
The European champions made the announcement in a terse statement on the club’s website.
“The board of directors of Real Madrid C.F., which met today, 13 November 2018, has agreed to appoint Santiago Solari as first-team coach until 30 June 2021”, it said.
The 42-year-old Argentine has led the team to four wins in four games since taking over as interim manager in place of sacked former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui two weeks ago.
He has presided over victories against Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League plus Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga.
Solari’s appointment as permanent manager was approved by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) on Monday.
The former France captain became the club’s coach and won three UEFA Champions League titles in a row before stepping down.
Solari led Real’s reserve team from 2016 until he took over from Lopetegui.