Jose Mourinho reacts to Zinedine Zidane’s return at Real Madrid


"As a player he was fantastic, as a coach he has won everything".

Zidane's return suggests that Madrid president Florentino Perez has given the Frenchman assurances that signings will be made this summer - assurances that he couldn't give back in May when Zidane stepped down from the job. "But this is not the moment to talk about that".

However, it hasn't taken long for Zidane to make his mark on his return to the club after he completed the signing of Eder Militao from Porto just three days into his second stint as manager.

Bale has faced criticism of his form this season but a coach who has enjoyed success alongside the Welshman in the past has said: "I'm not going to speak about Bale's season up to this point".

"Gareth wanted to play one way and Zidane wanted him to play another", Barnett told the BBC's Football Daily podcast.

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Gareth Bale's future at the Bernabeu has also been cast into doubt following Zidane's return.

"There are 11 games left and what we want is to finish well".

"We all know him", Isco said. "The important thing is to all be ready, and I will count on everyone, including Isco [who barely featured under Solari] and all the others". Enrique has given first call-ups to Getafe forward Jaime Mata, Real Betis midfielder Sergio Canales, Sevilla defender Sergi Gomez and Napoli's Fabian Ruiz.