Real Madrid Confirm Santiago Solari As Coach Until 2021 Read In

Carrie Guzman
November 14, 2018

The Argentine, who won two La Liga titles and the 2002 Champions League as a player with Los Blancos, has won all four of his fixtures as manager since taking over as interim boss on 29 October.

Santiago Solari has been officially named Real Madrid's permanent manager.

Real Madrid will hope to maintain their winning streak when they take on Eibar after the worldwide break (November 24, 12pm United Kingdom time).

Solari took charge of the first team a fortnight ago and promptly racked up the best start of any new manager at the club in its 116 year history.

Solari has led Real to four wins out of four since being installed on a caretaker basis following Lopetegui's abrupt sacking last month.

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But Solari's success, with his side not just winning all four games but scoring 15 goals in the process, has earned him a chance as permanent boss.

Real Madrid still lie sixth going into the global break but they are only four points behind leaders Barcelona.

However, the Clasico loss was the last straw for Real president Florentino Perez, who reportedly first considered more experienced options as a full-time replacement, including ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, current Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez and former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim. "We are very happy with how things have gone".

Lopetegui endured a rocky spell in charge of the Spanish giants, paying with his job after a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of rivals Barca. It proved an impressive final audition as Madrid struck a 4-2 victory, with Solari having to adapt to a handful of injury problems during the game.

"It's a great opportunity and it's a great club", Solari said.

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