Santiago Solieri coach Real Madrid at a press conference in Plzen on 6 November 2018 / AFP / Archive
Santiago Solari gets along with time! Real Madrid officially confirmed Tuesday the appointment of the Argentine coach after two successful interim weeks, the technician is now connected with the club merengue for two and a half seasons, until 2021.
This two-and-a-half-year-old contract is a good sign of the former reservist's confidence: he has made a spectacular recovery on the first team's track (four victories in four matches) and sees himself offering an opportunity to show your talent in the long run.
"The Real Madrid steering committee has decided to appoint the Santiago team's first team coach until 30 June 2021," the club wrote in a statement. Monday, the Spanish Federation (RFEF) was expected by informed AFP of the homologization of the contract of Argentina.
At the end of October, after a humiliation in Barcelona's Classico (5-1), the brown-haired coach was supposed to succeed "temporarily," and Len Luftagui was fired for lack of results.
But there were not many coaches in the market during the season and two weeks in the role, the Argentine convinced the players, the fans and the leaders with his smiling and determined style … and his results.
– without a hitch –
The victory against Celta Vigo on Sunday (4-2), the first shock of a previously comfortable schedule for Solari, confirmed his influence on the dynamics of Madrid: after five defeats on the last seven games of the reign of Loren Lopetegui Real won His first four games with Argentina.
Under his leadership, the champion three times defending the championship scored 15 goals conceded only two, the best start in history for the Real Coach in his first four games.
With his generous media from the field, it is also clearly guilty of the former Merengue environment (2000-2005): Zinédine's former friend Zidane follows the Frenchman, who himself reserved for the first team before winning 3 C1 in a row.
Solar's first challenge, which has officially become the 13th coach to practice under the iconic president Florentino Perez, will be to retain the title of "World Champion", to be presented by Medrellanian in December in the United Arab Emirates (December 12-22).
And the fairly comfortable duration of his contract, until 2021, should allow him to work calmly in a very stable environment of Real.