Read OFFICIAL STATEMENT – Benitez Sacked, New Interim Manager to be APPOINTED Today, Mourinho FLYING to Spain as Twitter EXPLODES

In the most shocking news today, Rafael Benitez was sacked after only 18 matches and 7 months in charge.

The expected time of the announcement is 1930 at the Bernabeu offices and everything points to current Castilla coach Zinedane Zidane being confirmed as Real Madrid first team interim coach with Argentine, Santiago Solari being his the Frenchman’s assistant.

This only fueled current rumours that Jose Mourinho is moving back to Spain as we already reported yesterday.

Reliable sources confirm that Jose Mourinho is already on a plane to Spain to meet with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez to sign a new 3-year contract.

Zinedine Zidane will lead the team with Santiago Solari before paperwork with Mourinho is done.

Official website of Real Madrid crashed as the official statement should be within minutes.