Nigeria, March 11 -- Real Madrid have officially confirmed the reappointment of former manager and club legend, Zinedine Zidane.

The Spanish club confirmed Zidane's reappointment Monday evening on their official twitter handle @Realmadrid.

Zidane will be replacing Santiago Solari, who took over after the club decided to sack Julen Lopetegui.

Madrid have suffered strings of setbacks after Zidane's sudden resignation from the club last year after a successful run including winning the three consecutive Champions League.

Madrid under Solari were defeated by Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-final and Ajax in the Champions' League Round of 16.

Zidane, a former French international was first appointed by Madrid after the sacking of manag...