Five reasons why PEREZ went back to ZIDANE for the Real Job...

Nitish Bhan  |  The Special One  |  1 Week Ago

Former Real Madrid boss Zidane made his return to the Bernabeu, as he left the Sporting Director role at Juventus to help Los Blancos recover from a precipitous slump. His successors at the Los Merengues was nothing short of a fiasco and Perez, the club president ran out of options. He finally recourse to his last resort, the man who made Madrid invincible over the past three years, Zinedine Zidane.


The erstwhile French skipper’s heroics spanned from pulling roulettes on the field with consummate ease to bringing the most rogue players like Sergio Ramos and Marcelo to books.


Since his departure, things fell miserably under Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari. Perez had seen enough and knew it was time to pull a plug on experimentation and recall who filled Real’s opponents’ hearts with fear.


With that being said, here are five reasons why Zidane was actually brought back by the most dominant champions of Europe.


Record Speaks For Itself


Even the best managers in the world of football can’t brag about the record that they have won three consecutive Champions League titles in their career except for Zizou.


It was quite evident that a man who could guarantee the club the right kind of results was needed and they turned to the French World Cup winner. He has already proven himself and this gave Perez the confidence in his ability.

Winning Back The Fans


The Spanish giants have disappointed their fans in recent times in the worst way possible. Whether it has been the recurring losses to Barcelona or the one to Ajax, Real has fallen from grace and that has left the fans in utter despair.


One of the worst aspects for Real this season has been the losses to minnows like Girona, Leganes and draws with Villarreal.


This needed to stop and the management wanted to win over the Real hardliners once again. Perez knew the best man to do this will be none other than the crowd favourite himself, Zidane.


The Post-Ronaldo Challenge


Both Zidane and Ronaldo left for Juventus together and Real Madrid was never able to recover from this double-whammy. With Ronaldo heading into the twilight of his career, Real will need a face to challenge for the major titles.


The team has lacked that quality up front that the Portuguese international provided. The management will want Zidane to solve this problem, by getting the tactics right or bringing in new stars who can take the attacker’s place and do the striker’s job to the best of their capabilities.

Dressing Room Control


Forget the managerial part, the last two gaffers, since the departure of Zidane, lost the reins of the dressing room.


The passion and verve of playing for one of the most heavy-weight teams of the world were clearly lacking.


To add to that, stars like Marcelo and Isco have been in and out of the team, with the latter being the most benched player in the current season of the top flight of Spanish football.


It was quite painful to see Real in such an abysmal status quo which urged the board of directors to take the tough call and bring Zidane back.


Hazard and Mbappe Signings


For years now, Real Madrid has had a primary target. This has been Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, whom they have been trying to sign, though the deal is still a far sight from materializing.


The Belgian international wouldn’t have signed for the La Liga giants if the club was being managed by Solari.


Hence, Real needed someone strong on the wheel to make the deal happen and with Zidane back, the Real fans can finally hope of bringing in one of the most talented midfielders to their lot.


Furthermore, Zidane’s French connection could also help the club from Spain sign Kylian Mbappe, a young talent that multiple clubs across the globe are keen to sign. There is a need for more young attacking stars with the first team players ageing and the PSG man could be a great long-term asset.  


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