Real Madrid dismissed Benítez and chose Zidane as replacement

According to several media, the club will announce it this afternoon

Real Madrid dismissed Benítez and chose Zidane as replacement
Real Madrid dismissed Benítez and chose Zidane as replacement

According to several media, the club will announce it this afternoon

Zidane Benítez

Real Madrid have planned to dismiss the coach, Rafa Benitez, this afternoon, according to various media from Madrid. The second draw in Mestalla was the straw that broke the camel's done and Benitez will leave the club just only six months after his arrival from Napoli.

Several media also suggest that Zinedine Zidane, now coach of Real Madrid Castilla, will be his replacement on the bench. It is expected that in the coming hours the white club publishes a statement, or president Florentino Pérez might appear in press conference.

Florentino said 15 days ago that "the solution was Benítez" and said they absolutely trusted in the coach. However, Madrid's poor play and poor relations between players and staff sentenced Rafa Benitez, who will leave the team ranked 3rd in La Liga, in the next round of the Champions League and eliminated from Copa del Rey by improper line-up.

In 12 years as president of Real Madrid, Florentino has shown that it has no problem to change coach. Zidane will be the eleventh coach during the term of Florentino in a club where, currently, there is no sports director.