Sport News: Real Madrid sack Rafa Benitez and appoint Zinedine Zidane

The news that broke out few hours ago is something some football fans would find either interesting or shocking. Some fans who had contacts with The Republican News found it shocking to fire a manager who led his side to trash a club 8-0 and a team that is just four points behind league leader Atletico Madrid.

Rafa Benitez


Rafa Benitez  has been only seven months in the job as the manager of the Spanish giants. He leaves the club four points behind the league leader in the quarter-finals of the Copa de Rey and in the Champions league knockout rounds.  Real Madrid as a club has reputation for firing club managers

Ex-French international Zinedine Zidane will replace him the club announced in a press conference.Zidane_2255018b


The former Liverpool manager joined club in summer from Napoli but has been given short shrift by president Florentino Perez

Benitez has been criticised for having to allow his team play in a dull manner, which has not pleased the fans or the club president F. Perez.

Zidane is now the favourite to take up the job at the club. This is because the club president two weeks ago said that Zidane would one day be “a great manager”.


By Alex Ike. Offor (

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