New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Oct 14, 2019-Monday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Real Madrid to appoint Santiago Solari on permanent basis - Spanish FA

Santiago Solari has led Real Madrid to four wins in four games since replacing Julen Lopetegui at the helm of the European champions two weeks ago.

football Updated: Nov 12, 2018 20:28 IST
Reuters
Reuters
Madrid
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari gestures during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Valladolid FC.
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari gestures during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Valladolid FC.(AFP)
         

Santiago Solari will become Real Madrid’s permanent coach until the end of the season, according to papers filed with the Spanish football association, the sports channel ESPN reported on Monday.

The 42-year-old Argentine has led the team to four wins in four games since replacing Julen Lopetegui at the helm of the European champions two weeks ago.

Spanish rules prevent an interim coach from staying in charge for longer than 15 days, which expire on Monday, without being appointed on a permanent basis.

READ: Franck Ribery slaps TV pundit after Bayern Munich defeat: Reports

The Spanish Football Association (RFEF) told ESPN that Madrid had filed papers to hire Solari on that basis.

With victories over Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, and Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga, Solari has enjoyed the best start of any manager in the club’s history.

Lopetegui was sacked after a run of form that saw Madrid sink to ninth in the table, but after Sunday’s 4-2 win at Celta, the capital club are sixth, four points behind leaders Barcelona.

First Published: Nov 12, 2018 20:27 IST

top news