- Title: Madrid to appoint Solari on permanent basis - Spanish FA
- Date: 12th November 2018
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 30, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF REAL MADRID COACH SANTIAGO SOLARI ATTENDING SESSION PLAYERS TONI KROOS AND GARETH BALE TRAINING SANTIAGO SOLARI AT TRAINING MADRID, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 2, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SOLARI TALKING WITH STAFF MEMBER
- Embargoed: 26th November 2018 15:58
- Keywords: Santiago Solari Real Madrid La Liga
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001967AS73
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- Story Text: Santiago Solari's appointment as Real Madrid's permanent manager has been approved by the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF), a spokesman told Reuters on Monday (November 12).
The 42-year-old Argentine has led the team to four wins in four games since replacing Julen Lopetegui at the helm of the European champions two weeks ago.
Though the club have yet to confirm the news, Spanish rules prevent an interim coach from staying in charge for longer than 15 days, a period that expires on Monday.
With victories over Melilla in the Copa del Rey, Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, and Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo in La Liga, Solari has enjoyed the best start of any manager in the club's history.
Lopetegui was sacked after a run of form that saw Madrid sink to ninth in the table, but after Sunday's (November 11) 4-2 win at Celta, the capital club are sixth, four points behind leaders Barcelona.
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