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Benitez’ Affair With Real Madrid Ends

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.


Rafael Benitez cast the last look at Madrid yesterday

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.

Real Madrid's new President Ramon Calderon unveils Fabio Capello as the new manager of Spanish football club Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, 06 July 2006. Capello signed a three year contract with Real and is expected to try and strengthen Madrid's midfield by targeting Lyon's Malian Mahamadou Diarra and Brazil's Emerson of Juventus in an attempt to end their three trophyless seasons. AFP PHOTO/PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

Ramon Calderon former Real Madrid’s President

MD88. Madrid, 20/09/05.- El presidente del Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, durante la rueda de prensa que ha ofrecido esta tarde en las instalaciones del estadio Santiago Bernabéu, en la que ha confirmado que el Real Madrid ha decidido no impugnar el partido que el pasado domingo perdió ante el Espanyol en Montjuic (1-0). EFE/Angel Díaz

Florentino Perez, Madrid’s current under scrutiny 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.


Zinedine Yazid Zidane is set to take over as Madrid coach

“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.

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