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Reports: Why Zidane Contacted Ramos After Real Return

With Zinedine Zidane having completed a return to Real Madrid this week, the three-time UEFA Champions League-winning coach immediately contacted Los Blancos skipper Sergio Ramos upon his return, and the reason therefor has now reportedly been revealed.

Read: Zidane Comments On Potential Ronaldo Return To Real

The 1998 FIFA World Cup winner became the LaLiga giants' third coach of the 2018/19 campaign this week, after Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.

With the club in a state of disarray after being eliminated from the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League competitions in one week, Zidane's first task as Real's latest manager was contacting the club's longest-serving player and captain, Ramos.

Prior to the Frenchman's unveiling on Monday, the Spain international reportedly threatened to leave the Santiago Bernabeu if the club opted to put former Chelsea and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho in the hot seat.

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According to Marca, Zidane, who is believed to value his players' input, called Ramos immediately after he was presented as Real's new manager and explained his vision going forward under his tutelage.

The centre-back reportedly had a verbal spat with club president Florentino Perez in the aftermath of their 4-1 defeat to Ajax Amsterdam last week. However, seemingly in a bid to soothe any tension between the players and the club's management, the 32-year-old defender was said to have been made aware of Zidane's return by Perez prior to the Frenchman's public unveiling.

Read: Real Reignite Mane Interest After Zidane Return?

Since joining the club from Sevilla in 2005, Ramos has made more than 600 appearances across all competitions for the Spanish giants, finding the back of the net on 84 occasions along the way.  

Do you think Zidane will restore Real to its former glories? Which player(s) should the Frenchman sign in order to achieve success? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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