Zidane Returns, Performs Tekkers And Probably Wins The 2020 Champions League

Sergio Ramos and Marcelo are smiling, Isco is playing football and Zidane's back.

After being reappointed Real Madrid manager Monday, Zinedine Zidane oversaw his first training session, part deux, Wednesday. The Frenchman’s first order of business will be to hammer 18th-place Celta Vigo at Real’s recent house of horrors, the Santiago Bernabéu, on Saturday. 

The18 has exclusive footage of Zidane’s return to Valdebebas, and we’re willing to share it with you for a small price — one minute of your precious time.  

Zidane’s back. Wake up lost boys. I̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶t̶i̶m̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶w̶i̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶9̶ ̶C̶h̶a̶m̶p̶i̶o̶n̶s̶ ̶L̶e̶a̶g̶u̶e̶ ̶t̶i̶t̶l̶e̶!̶

That was actually a scene from the 1991 epic Hook, starring Robin Williams.

Here’s Zidane at his first training session.

He looks as trim as ever and smiley — and it's a grin befitting a man that’s still fresh off a three-peat in the UCL. The only real worry here is that Zidane entered Ciudad Real Madrid wearing the same jeans he wore during his introductory press conference.

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Is this what we’re doing over in Europe now? Jacob W. Davis and Levi Strauss are turning in their graves. Why are you doing this to your denim?

Here are some better photos, including one that shows Isco playing the sport! 

According to El Confidencial, Zidane’s three-year deal includes a yearly salary of $13.6 million. It’s a modest sum when you consider Diego Simeone’s $27 million annual salary with Atlético and Jose Mourinho’s former contract of $24 million per season at Manchester United.

When Zidane says he wants “to put this club back where it belongs,” it’s obviously the only thing he really cares about.