The 43-year-old was appointed as the club’s head coach on Monday following the dismissal of Rafael Benitez
Why was the Spaniard replaced by Zinedine Zidane?
Spaniard sacked just six months in after rows with players and poor results in key matches
Rafa Benitez had fallen out with many players in his short time as manager of Real Madrid
Some of the world's best former players will head to Old Trafford for Unicef on Saturday
The pair are persistently linked with moves away from the Bernabeu
Champagne looks to burst the bubble of the long-serving Fifa overlord in next year’s presidential elections
David Moyes reportedly keen to sign the Juventus pair
Casillas is yet to play this season and reports in Spain have claimed that the Champions League runners-up have enquired over is availability
In rugby the saying is “forwards win matches, backs decide by how many”. Football, being less based on territory and lower scoring, cannot be reduced to such a simple tenet, but while goalscorers are the most prized players, international matches tend to be won and lost in the midfield engine room.
Jose Mourinho worked with Ozil at Real Madrid and recognised that there is no other player quite like the German attacking midfielder
Ozil transforms them from a club which world-class players leave to one which they join
One of the triumphs of this year’s Manchester International Festival was its capacity to create a sense of place in an unexpected space. The 5,000 who communed on the Tarmac of a city centre car park to see a relay of Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s Macbeth on Saturday night can vouch for that.
David Moyes hardly made the brightest start to his attempt to replace the man who won 13 Premier League titles and served Manchester United with distinction for 26 years.
Whatever happens to Gareth Bale, whatever happens to Wayne Rooney, there will be some British influence at Real Madrid next season.
Chelsea could benefit from two-for-one offer if manager makes return to Stamford Bridge