Santiago SOLARI has been named the new head coach of Real Madrid.
The reining Champions League holders have fired coach Julien LOPETEGUI and have named former Real Madrid player Santiago SOLARI as the new manager. SOLARI has been in charge of Madrid’s B team since 2016 and as a player won La Liga as well as a Champions League title.
A reminder of RM caretaker coach Santi Solari's record in charge of Castilla (their B team) in Segunda B: they finished 11th in his first season, 8th in his second, they're currently 5th. He's a popular figure, though.
— The Spanish Football Podcast (@tsf_podcast) October 29, 2018
SOLARI represented Argentina 11 times but did not take part in any international tournaments.
The two biggest teams in Madrid are now coached by two former Argentina team mates in Santiago SOLARI and Diego SIMEONE.