Santiago Solari has been named as Real Madrid coach on Tuesday after leading the club to four consecutive wins barely two weeks after being appointed on interim basis.
He has been handed a three year contact, which expires in 2021, just after winning his first four matches in his temporary tenure.
Two weeks ago, Scolari replaced former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui, who was appointed in the summer, but made a poor start to the season, in which he managed just one win in his last seven matches, including a Clasico match loss by 5 goals to 1 against fierce rivals Barcelona.
On Tuesday, he was confirmed as Real Madrid coach following his impressive spell in charge as caretaker boss of the European champions.
“Real Madrid’s board of Directors met today and decided to name Santiago Solari as first team coach until June 30, 2021,” read the club statement according to SuperSport.
The former Castilla ‘B’ coach (Madrid junior team), won a Copa del Rey match against Melilla, won again against Viktoria Plzen in the UEFA Champions League, and also emerged victorious against Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in the league.
However, reports show that the Argentine was offered the permanent job on Monday as per Spanish Federation announcement, which stated that: “Everything is in order. Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems.”
Zinedine Zidane was also promoted from the junior team after the sacking of Rafael Benitez, and won a record three Champions League titles, before resigning to the post last summer.