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Santiago Solari appointed as Real Madrid permanent manager

Argentinian coach Santiago Solari has been appointed Real Madrid manager on a permanent basis until June 30, 2021.

Recall that Solari took over on an interim basis on October 29 following the sacking of former boss Julen Lopetegui, and he immediately made an impact on the club's fortunes, winning four games in a row to register the best start for a manager in the club's history.

The club's decision to appoint Solari was due partly to his superb form in interim capacity, and more so as a result of Spanish football rules that state that no club can hold an interim boss for longer than two weeks.

Solari led Real to wins over Melilla in the Copa del Rey and Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League, plus a pair of La Liga wins against Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo respectively.

The four-game winning streak saw Real score 15 goals and conceding just two as Solari enjoyed the most successful start for a manager at the Bernabeu.

Now the former boss of Real's B-team Real Madrid Castilla has been handed the reins at the most the successful side in world football on a permanent basis with the side sitting in sixth place in La Liga, four points adrift eternal rivals Barcelona who sits top of the table.
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