"Real Madrid's board, meeting today Monday 11 March 2019, have decided to end the contract which linked Santiago Solari to the club as a first-team coach, while offering him to continue working for the club," the club said in a statement.

"Real Madrid thanks Santiago Solari for his work done and the commitment and loyalty he has shown to what is his home."

The Frenchman, who quit only last spring, recently became the favored candidate across the Real Madrid board, overpowering president Florentino Perez's temptation to reappoint Jose Mourinho. Zidane's first spell in charge of the club included winning the Champions League three times in a row, as well as La Liga in 2017.