Can Solari emulate Zidane at Real Madrid?
With Santi Solari signed on through 2021 at Real Madrid, the FC crew discuss what he's capable of as manager and how long he'll really be in charge. Real Madrid make Santiago Solari permanent manager until 2021
With Santi Solari signed on through 2021 at Real Madrid, the FC crew discuss what he's capable of as manager and how long he'll really be in charge. With Santi Solari announced as Real Madrid's permanent manager, ESPN FC's Paul Mariner explains why he's the right man to lead Real Madrid forward. Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that interim manager Santiago Solari has signed a contract to make him the permanent coach of the club until 2021.Solari, 42, had been coaching the club's Castilla youth side and stepped up when Julen Lopetegui was sacked after the 5-1 Clasico defeat at Barcelona in October.On Monday a source at the Spanish federation [RFEF] told ESPN FC that all the relevant paperwork had been filed to change Solari's status to permanent -- with league rules mandating... Antonio Conte to wait for next job as Santiago Solari lands Real Madrid role
Fernando Torres insists he felt like he had completed everything he needed to in Europe before he moved to Japan's Sagan Tosu from Atletico Madrid. Antonio Conte has insisted he is in no rush to return to coaching after Real Madrid confirmed to the Spanish Football Association that Santiago Solari will remain in charge of the team for at least the rest of the season.Chelsea and Conte remain locked in a legal dispute relating to his acrimonious departure from the club in July, with the Italian maintaining he should be paid in full for the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and the club claiming his behaviour contributed...
Neymar joining Real Madrid would not upset former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta
After Barcelona's home defeat to Real Betis, the FC crew examine the club's issues in the back, and Gab Marcotti questions their preparation. Lionel Messi scored twice in his return from injury, but Real Betis netted four goals of their own to win 4-3, spoiling the Blaugrana star's return. Andres Iniesta has said it would not upset him to see his former Barcelona teammate Neymar play for Real Madrid one day.Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 a world-record €222 million transfer after four successful seasons alongside Iniesta at Barca, has been repeatedly linked with Real Madrid.When Iniesta was asked about that possibility, he told Cadena Ser: "It wouldn't hurt me because they are decisions that if they happen, happen. Madrid would reinforce themselves with a unique... Mariner: Solari has steadied the ship at Real Madrid
With Santi Solari announced as Real Madrid's permanent manager, ESPN FC's Paul Mariner explains why he's the right man to lead Real Madrid forward. Real Madrid to hire Santiago Solari as permanent coach; RFEF confirms paperwork filed
As Real Madrid prepare to take the next step in replacing Julen Lopetegui, the FC crew discuss whether Santi Solari has earned a shot at the job. The guys respond to your tweets, and a tweet from Ian Darke, about derby analysis, Santi Solari, what makes Craig Burley happy and future pundits. Sid Lowe breaks down what Santiago Solari has done to get the best out of Real Madrid, with the club winning his first three matches in charge. Karim Benzema scored a goal and forced an own-goal in Real Madrid's win over Celta Vigo, marking a fourth successive victory for Los Blancos. Real Madrid have filed papers to appoint Santiago Solari as permanent first-team coach, the Spanish FA (RFEF) has told ESPN.The club are now expected to confirm the 42-year-old, who has won all four of his games in caretaker charge, as first-team boss until at least the end of the season.Solari, who had been coaching the club's Castilla youth side, stepped up when Julen Lopetegui was sacked after the 5-1 Clasico defeat at Barcelona in October. However, league rules state that an interim coach...