Rafael Benitez’ career as Real Madrid manager came to an unexpected end last night, following a short lived 7 month spell with the club. Benitez who took over from Carlo Ancelloti last year will be replaced by club legend, former Galactico Zinedine Zidane.
The move may not have been a shocker, but it was really not anticipated, as the Spaniard had lost just three of his 25 games at the club, and had acquired major successes in an 8-0 champions league win against Malmo FF and a 10-2 win against Rayo Vallecano.
A number of former presidents including former president Ramon Calderon criticised president Florentino Perez’ policy as a president, saying that being a civic engineer, he lacks the technique to govern a top-flight club. Clearly, the frustration was seen, as Perez has signed 11 managers in his 12 years as president.
In yet another tinker move, Perez appointed Zidane. It is a huge gamble as the former player has no top-flight managing experience. He however he promises to give his all to the job.
“I am going to put my heart and soul into this job so that everything works out well.” He said.
Zidane’s career starts on Saturday, with a game against old foes Deportivo la Coruna.