Santiago Solari confirmed as Real Madrid coach until 2021.
Santiago Solari on Tuesday was confirmed as Real Madrid coach until 2021 following his successful spell in charge as caretaker boss of the European champions.
Alot of speculations has being going on lately concerniReal Madrid will decide in the next few days whether to extend Santiago Solari’s contract through the end of the season. You imagine they will, not so much for the results (four wins, sure, but Viktoria Plzen are terrible, Melilla are in the third tier, they were booed off the pitch against Valladolid and Sunday’s Celta win was a bit of a mess), but because the players seem to like him, he has a ton of mitigating circumstances in the way of injuries and there are no obvious better options out there right now.
Solari has shelved Marco Asensio and Isco in the past few games while adding the more workmanlike Lucas Vazquez to the front three, perhaps as a means of motivating Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, who scored a tremendous goal. Luka Modric remains a shadow of himself in midfield and at the back, Dani Carvajal, Rapahel Varane and Marcelo are still missing — on Sunday, Nacho and Sergio Reguilon, who had been deputising well, also went down injured.
“Real Madrid’s board of directors met and decided to name Santiago Solari as first team coach until June 30, 2021,” the club announced in a statement. Solari’s anointment as sacked Julen Lopetegui’s permanent successor comes after wins in his first four matches. And with 15 goals scored and only two conceded the 42-year-old Argentinian has established the best ever start for a Real manager. After thrashing Melilla in the Copa del Rey, they won 5-0 away to Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, between victories over Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga.
News that he had been rewarded with a permanent contract surfaced on Monday when the Spanish federation announced: “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems.”