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5 Real Madrid players who have been affected negatively or positively by the return of Zinedine Zidane

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The Champions League King is back at Bernabeu
The Champions League King is back at Bernabeu

Zinedine Zidane sensationally returned to Real Madrid for a second stint as a manager amidst an awful season by Los Blancos where they were eliminated in the Copa del Rey semi-finals by their arch-rivals Barcelona, humiliated by Ajax in the Champions League round of 16, and they sit far behind runaway leaders, Barcelona, in LaLiga with a few games to go.

The Frenchman becomes Real Madrid's third manager this season after the sacking of former Spain national team manager, Julen Lopetegui, and Santiago Solari.

Zinedine Zidane's return to the Bernabeu came as a shock considering that he resigned after guiding them to their historic 13th Champions League title and a third consecutive triumph under his guidance.

His return to the Bernabeu hot seat was welcomed by the Real Madrid fans and players. It's only four matches into Zidane's second reign as the Los Blancos manager, and they are already showing signs of a vintage Zidane's team by snatching late victories after going behind against Huesca and Eibar in LaLiga.

Here is a look at 5 players who have been affected by the return of the Champions League King.

#5 Sergio Reguilón

Reguilion in action for Real Madrid
Reguilon in action for Real Madrid

The young Spanish defender established himself as the first choice left back at the Bernabeu under former Real Madrid manager, Santiago Solari. His inclusion in the first team meant that veteran Brazilian left-back, Marcelo, was reduced to a bench role during the Argentine's reign.

However, with the return of Zidane, Marcelo was immediately drafted into the first eleven for Zizou's first match in his second spell as Real Madrid manager. The Brazilian left-back was Zidane's favourite during his stint as Real Manager, therefore, his return will also get Marcelo back to the first team.

The return of Marcelo to the starting line up for Los Blancos is at the expense of Sergio Reguilon who will now be the understudy of the veteran defender who has been at the club for a whopping 13 years.

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