Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Real Madrid sacks Rafa Benitez, appoints Zinedine Zidane as replacement


Real Madrid have sacked Rafa Benitez and replaced him with former world footballer of the year, Zinedine Zidane. Reports say club president, Florentino Perez  is not pleased with the club’s current form as they have now slipped to third place on the league table and trailing four points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.

Florentino Perez was quoted as saying:

“I am here to say that the board has just decided, in a difficult decision, especially for me, to end contract of Rafa as first-team coach. I would like to make it clear that he is a great professional. Zinedine Zidane knows better than anyone what it is like to stand at the front and lead Real Madrid. Throughout his career he has always been able to face up to huge challenges. He is one of the greatest players of all time. Zinedine, this is your club, your stadium and you have all our support. Zidane you are, from this moment, the trainer of Real Madrid.”