Solari to remain Real Madrid manager until end of season



The Argentine has started life at the Bernabeu with four wins from four matches, and will now continue until at least the end of 2018-19

Santiago Solari has agreed a deal to remain Real Madrid manager until at least the end of the season, Goal understands.

Named interim boss after Julen Lopetegui’s sacking, Solari has guided Madrid to four wins from four games in charge.

As Madrid’s search for a permanent boss has so far proven fruitless, Solari has impressed by restoring an air of calm to the dressing room following a tumultuous period under Lopetegui.

The Argentine manager has now signed a contract ensuring he and his staff will remain in charge at the Bernabeu until at least the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Madrid’s search for a new boss initially focused on former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, but the Italian eventually ruled himself out of the running until at least the summer.

In the meantime Solari, who had previously been in charge of Madrid’s reserve side, began achieving results that his predecessor has failed to accomplish.

Last week’s Champions League win at Viktoria Plzen marked the first time all season that Madrid had won three straight games, and the club followed that up by defeating Celta Vigo 4-2 away on Sunday.

The win at Celta gave Solari four wins from four games in charge, with 15 goals scored and just two conceded.