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Zinedine Zidane reappointed as coach of Real Madrid

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has been reappointed as the of Real after Solari was sacked on Monday.

said in a statement that has been given a contract until June 2022.

His reappointment comes just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led to a historic third consecutive triumph.

"Real Madrid's board met today and decided to end the contract linking Solari to the club as first team and, at the same time, have offered to keep him at the club. The board have named as the new to be incorporated immediately for the rest of the season and the next three, until June 30, 2022," read Madrid's statement.

Speculations were made about Solari's dismissal following Real Madrid's three consecutive home defeats including twice to and once to

But Zidane coming back, with only 11 games left in and almost nothing to play for, is a surprise, particularly after he left on the incredible high of yet another European triumph.

"Real Madrid appreciates the work done by Solari and the commitment and loyalty he has always shown to this club," the club said in the statement.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 03:34 IST