Madrid sack Benitez, hire Zidane as coach


Spanish giant Real Madrid sacked coach Rafael Benitez after just seven months in charge on Monday with club legend Zinedine Zidane replacing the Spaniard.

The Real Madrid board has decided to name Zidane as coach of the first team.

However, the club didn’t announce the length of Zidane’s contract.

Benitez’s unhappy reign came to an end after a 2-2 draw away to Valencia on Sunday left Madrid four points adrift of local rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.

They also trail eternal rivals Barcelona by two points having played a game more.


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