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Madrid Reunion Perfect For Zidane And Real Madrid - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Zinedine Zidane's return to Real Madrid is perfect for all parties involved.

The Portuguese tactician was one of the managers shortlisted to replace Santiago Solari who was fired after a series of poor results, which included losing twice at home to Barcelona in a week and getting knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax.

Zidane was eventually appointed to try and resurrect the season where he made his name both as a player and manager.

And although he was snubbed for the job, Mourinho who managed the Galacticos between 2010 and 2013 agrees it was the right decision to appoint the Frenchman.

Madrid Reunion Perfect For Zidane And Real Madrid - Mourinho

"I think it's perfect with the fantastic things he's done in recent years," Mourinho said to El Chiringuito, as reported in Spanish media outlet Marca.

"It's perfect for me, perfect for Madrid, perfect for him.

"It's a great opportunity to show how good he is, especially now with a new project. I think he's great."

Zidane would kick off his second spell with the Capital city club in a home tie against Celta Vigo on March 16. The Galacticos are 12 points behind Barcelona with 11 games left.