Real Madrid unveiled their latest galactico on Thursday (June 13) as Belgian star Eden Hazard was officially presented to fans and the media at the Santiago Bernabeu following his €100 million ($113 million) move from Chelsea. Real did not reveal the fee but Spanish media reports said it was the same price as the club record Madrid paid for Gareth Bale when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, a staggering amount considering Hazard was set to become a free agent in June 2020. Hazard's transfer is the latest in a long run of 'Galactico' signings made by Real but he is also the first top-class player to move to the club since Colombian James Rodriguez in 2014. Want more news? … [Read more...] about Belgian star Eden Hazard unveiled as Real Madrid player
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Real Madrid will face a major crisis like no other if Zinedine Zidane resigns before the La Liga season even begins. The team's manager is reportedly on the brink of walking out after his plans to sign Paul Pogba did not push through.According to a report by the Independent, Zidane is not happy with the way Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has handled the summer transfer window. It is believed that Zidane's plan to rejuvenate the team was heavily dependent on the arrival of new talents like Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and Kylian Mbappe.Among the three big targets, only Hazard is now wearing the famous white jersey. WIth the English transfer window already closed, Pogba has been ruled out. At the moment, transfer rumors are swirling around PSG star Neymar Jr. On the contrary, news about the possible acquisition of Mbappe has died down.Is this situation causing friction between Zidane and Perez? Diego Torres of El Pais claimed that a crisis is brewing at the Bernabeu."Not signing Pogba … [Read more...] about Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane reportedly ready to resign
After having played only two matches in the current La Liga season, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane already has vultures circling around his head. It has been reported that former Los Blancos coach, Jose Mourinho, is eyeing a return to the Spanish capital."The Special One" managed Real Madrid from 2010-2013. He was signed by the Spanish giants after he won the FIFA World Coach of the Year Award in 2010. He led Real Madrid to titles in the Copa del Rey, La Liga and the Supercopa de Espana.Since his departure in 2013, Mourinho has won titles with English sides Chelsea and Manchester United. However, he has been out of a managerial role since being dismissed from Man U in December 2018. Spanish website AS reports that Mourinho has been declining other offers in the hopes that the Real Madrid position would soon open up.If this happens, it will be Mourinho's second stint as a returning manager of a high profile club. He also did two managerial spells with Chelsea. However, all of this … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho targets Zinedine Zidane’s position at Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF choked against Paris Saint-Germain as the two goliaths collided in Paris in their first UEFA Champions League encounter. The match ended 3-0 in favor of the home side.Former Real Madrid player Angel Di Maria scored twice before half-time to take the match away from the Spanish side. Thomas Meunier scored the third at the 91st minute to ensure three points for the French champions. PSG didn't have Neymar Jr., Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe in their line up. However, that didn't prove fatal for the hosts, as they completely humiliated a side that lacked the presence of captain Sergio Ramos.Di Maria secured the lead for his club in the 14th minute as he beat Thibaut Courtois near Madrid's goal post. Real stayed optimistic until the Argentine struck again to light up the encounter at Parc des Princes on the 33rd minute. It was the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star's left-footer from 20 yards away away that left Courtois and the visitors helpless. From there, it … [Read more...] about UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid humiliated in Paris
Zinedine Zidane used to don the Real Madrid CF jersey between 2001 and 2006. Undoubtedly, Zizou established himself as one of the greatest playmakers of all time. His excellence showed even when he took on the responsibility as Madrid manager in January 2016. In his two-and-a-half-year run, Zidane added many feathers to his coaching crown. However, since he came back earlier this year for his second stint as coach, things have not been going according to plan.His win percentage is significantly low, with figures not even reaching 50%. This particular statistic is raising eyebrows in the Spanish and European football fraternity. Madrid's inconsistency this season is a worrying sign for Zizou's bosses. If the club wants to bring back their UEFA Champions League crown, a special tactical mastery needs to be injected into the way the team is approaching the sport right now. With a loss in their opening UCL encounter against Paris Saint-Germain, things are about to get tougher for the team … [Read more...] about Is Zinedine Zidane struggling as a manager at Real Madrid?