Real Madrid Sack Benitez, Zidane Takes Over

Rafa Benitez has been dismissed as Real Madrid manager. Zinedine Zidane, currently in charge of the club’s reserve team, will step in on a temporary contract.

Speculation has been building in the Spanish capital over the role of Benitez who has failed to win over many supporters with his team’s results and style of play this season.

Benitez, who claimed on December 30 there was a campaign against him, the club and president, came under fire again on Sunday night after seeing his side twice throw away leads at the Mestalla and also had Mateo Kovacic sent off against Gary Neville’s side.

Champions League winner Benitez was criticised by some fans amid rumours of fallouts with key players and question marks over a supposedly defensive style of football.

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