OFFICIAL: Benitez dismissed, Zidane unveiled as Real Madrid manager

OFFICIAL: Benitez dismissed, Zidane unveiled as Real Madrid manager


Real Madrid have officially dismissed Rafa Benitez as manager and appointed Zinedine Zidane as the new head coach.

The board of directors held an urgent meeting this afternoon after Los Blancos’ draw at Valencia on Sunday. The club directors decided to dismiss Benitez and hire Zidane for the job.

Inmediately after, Florentino Perez announced the decision at a press conference in which Zidane and his family were present.

Perez didn’t provide any details on the decision to fire Benitez. He simply said the Spanish manager “is a great professional and a great person, and I want to thank him for his job.”

The Los Merengues president also praised Zidane, claiming “he has always faced every challenge with respect and pride.” “He knows better than anyone what Real Madrid means, and he is aware of how hard and thrilling this job is,” he added.

Perez addressed the new boss to tell him “Madridistas will always be by your side, Zinedine; you are the manager of Real Madrid and I am proud to have you at my side.”

Former Los Blancos midfielder Santiago Solari will leave his job as the Under-19 team manager to become Zidane’s assistant.

Although this is not official yet, sources from the Santiago Bernabeu have suggested Victor Fernandez will replace Zidane at Real Madrid Castilla.


  1. Comment:we are happy zinedine zidane to take over as new real madrid coach is deserve and we are support and to be perfomance are just like du ring his carrier to play at madrid

  2. It was a grate atmosphere and a promising progressive act by florentino Perez to bring the icon and a legend like Zinedine zedan popularly known has (zizou) has a present real manager.. b’cos to me these is the I have been wanting to happen in Madrid cos I believe in him he’s going to move the to grate level only that it’s going to be a little beat difficult but believe he’s going to be a successsor has a manager… he’s the right man for the job Hala Madrid

  3. Finally! !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hala Zidaaaaaaane!!!!!
    Now we just need Raul Gonzales to help coach and Madrid will go into a new era…. Yeeeeeeesss great News…..

  4. Good one,
    I foresee it coming that rafael benitez have nothing to offer my beautiful team. Even I prefer jurgen klopp to him in the first place.
    Now a manager with charisma has come, he will show the players what football is made up of on the field of play. He will demonstrate with them, show skills, also give them a target!