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Zidane: There will be changes this summer

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that he will be making signings during the summer transfer window.

Zidane, enjoyed a winning return to the club he left nine months ago, as Los Blancos defeated Celta Vigo 2-0, and the Frenchman stated in his post-match press conference that he intends to make changes at the end of the season.

“There will be changes in the summer, but at the moment I cannot say more than that.

Zidane Begins Second Reign With A Win

Isco scored, Gareth Bale scored, and Zinedine Zidane smiled on the touchline. This was how it was meant to be every week after Real Madrid lifted their third straight Champions League last season.

It didn’t turn out that way with Zidane quitting in the summer and Madrid’s season imploding in failure but that was all forgotten at the Bernabeu as Real rolled over an awful Celta Vigo team on Zizou’s return to the dugout.

There were 65,000 to welcome him back – the gate would have been 20,000 down on that had he not returned – and aside from one ‘Florentino Guilty’ banner that blamed the president and twice stewards tried to take down it was all positive vibes and forward thinking.

Monchi Returns To Sevilla

Sevilla have confirmed that Monchi he has returned to become the club’s new sporting director.

Arsenal had been confident of appointing the Spaniard as their new technical director after he left his post at Roma earlier this month.

However, Monchi has rejected a three-year contract from Arsenal and instead agreed a deal to return to the club where he gained his formidable reputation.

Sevilla confirmed his appointment on Sunday with a post on social media, writing: ‘

Monchi has come home.’

Antoine Griezmann has reportedly started to regret his decision to turn down Barcelona in the summer and is hoping he can secure a move to the Nou Camp come the end of the season.

The French forward was strongly linked with the Catalan club but would go on to announce he was committing himself to Atletico Madrid in a documentary entitled ‘The Decision’, signing a new deal until 2023.

However, he now believes he made a mistake with Atletico exiting the Champions League and once again struggling to keep pace with Barca in the title race, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.

The Champions League quarter-final draw threw up some mouthwatering clashes with Tottenham and Manchester City to do battle and Manchester United to take on Barcelona.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus team-mates will play Ajax, who eliminated Real Madrid in the previous round, while Liverpool will be relieved to have drawn Porto for a place in the semi-finals.

The first legs will be played on April 9 and 10, the second legs on April 16 and 17.

United will play the first leg of their tie at Old Trafford because both they and City cannot play in Manchester on the same evening.

Europa League Draw: Villarreal vs Valencia

Valencia and Villarreal, the two remaining Spanish sides in the Europa League, will face each other in the quarter-finals of this season’s competition.

Los Che are among the tournament favourites having knocked out Celtic and Krasnodar to reach the last eight of the competition and will face Villarreal, who lie 60km from their home city.

The Yellow Submarine are struggling in La Liga this season – sitting just one place outside the relegation zone – but have shown impressive form in Europe.

They have eliminated both Sporting CP and Zenit Saint Petersburg and will be hoping for their second Europa League semi-final spot in the space of four years.

Diego Simeone has admitted Juventus were ‘superior’ to his Atletico Madrid side and deserved to go through to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Los Rojiblancos had won the first leg of their Round of 16 tie 2-0 in Madrid but a Cristiano Ronaldo downed them in Turin, as they crashed out 3-2 on aggregate.

“Juventus were superior to us,” Simeone told reporters after the match, as cited by Sky Sport Italia.

“There was the chance with Alvaro Morata’s header, but not much else. Juve continually pushed forward and entered into our penalty area, so we had to defend.

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale plans to “wait and see” how things go with Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu before deciding on his long term future, his agent Jonathan Barnett told reporters on Tuesday.

The relationship between Bale and Zidane deteriorated during towards the end of last season, with the Frenchman leaving the club in the summer.

Bale scored a stunning overhead kick goal in the Zidane’s final match in charge as Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final to clinch a third successive title.

Zidane Returns As Real Madrid Manager

Real Madrid have announced that former manager Zinedine Zidane has returned to the club to replace the sacked Santiago Solari.

Zidane has signed a contract that will run until June 30, 2022. He will take over the club with immediate effect.

“Real Madrid’s board, meeting today Monday 11 March 2019, have decided to end the contract which linked Santiago Solari to the club as first team coach, while offering him to continue working for the club,” the club said in a statement.

“Real Madrid thanks Santiago Solari for his work done and the commitment and loyalty he has shown to what is his home.”

Sergio Ramos turned to social media on Monday to address a number of key talking points surrounding the Real Madrid crisis that has ensued in recent weeks.

The captain has been a protagonist during the recent turmoil at the club which has seen Los Blancos crash out of all three available competitions.

His deliberate yellow card in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie against Ajax, which proved costly as the Dutch side turned things around in Madrid, as well as a heated debate with club president Florentino Perez after that fateful return match, have dominated the headlines.