Zidane makes perfect return to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane made a winning return to life as Real Madrid manager as Los Blancos comfortably beat Celta Vigo at the Bernabéu.

The Frenchman made a return to Madrid last week to replace Santiago Solari, just 10 months after stepping down as boss.

Second half goals from Gareth Bale and Isco ensured a 2-0 victory and moved Madrid to within two points of Atlético Madrid in second place in LaLiga.

It was Isco’s first start for Los Blancos since October and he repaid his manager’s faith, tapping home Karim Benzema’s low cross.

Bale’s low shot went in off the post as he celebrated his 150th victory in a Real Madrid jersey.

Zidane claimed he was “very happy to be home” after making his return and will be hopeful of enjoying a similar type of success to his first spell.

The midfield maestro led Madrid to three success UEFA Champions League titles in a row during his time in charge.

Madrid beat city rivals Atlético on penalties in 2016 before downing Juventus 4-1 in 2017 and Liverpool 3-1 last year.

In that time, Zidane also guided Real Madrid to LaLiga glory in 2017, picking up 93 points and losing just three league games.

With the side out of the Champions League and Copa del Rey this season, Zidane will turn his attentions to finishing as high as possible ahead of the summer.

There’s plenty of exciting prospects at Madrid that Zidane could look to base his side around for the future.

One of which is Vinicius Jr, who has enjoyed a strong start to life at Los Blancos.

At just 18, the Brazilian starlet already has four senior goals in 24 games as well as nine assists.

Zidane makes perfect return to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane made a winning return to life as Real Madrid manager as Los Blancos comfortably beat Celta Vigo at the Bernabéu.

The Frenchman made a return to Madrid last week to replace Santiago Solari, just 10 months after stepping down as boss.

Second half goals from Gareth Bale and Isco ensured a 2-0 victory and moved Madrid to within two points of Atlético Madrid in second place in LaLiga.

It was Isco’s first start for Los Blancos since October and he repaid his manager’s faith, tapping home Karim Benzema’s low cross.

Bale’s low shot went in off the post as he celebrated his 150th victory in a Real Madrid jersey.

Zidane claimed he was “very happy to be home” after making his return and will be hopeful of enjoying a similar type of success to his first spell.

The midfield maestro led Madrid to three success UEFA Champions League titles in a row during his time in charge.

Madrid beat city rivals Atlético on penalties in 2016 before downing Juventus 4-1 in 2017 and Liverpool 3-1 last year.

In that time, Zidane also guided Real Madrid to LaLiga glory in 2017, picking up 93 points and losing just three league games.

With the side out of the Champions League and Copa del Rey this season, Zidane will turn his attentions to finishing as high as possible ahead of the summer.

There’s plenty of exciting prospects at Madrid that Zidane could look to base his side around for the future.

One of which is Vinicius Jr, who has enjoyed a strong start to life at Los Blancos.

At just 18, the Brazilian starlet already has four senior goals in 24 games as well as nine assists.