Yesterday, football legend Zinedine Zidane was officially appointed as the new Real Madrid manager.
Even if the announcement was somewhat predicted, the actual event created a wave of social media activity with over 1 million tweets in just a few of hours.
Take a look at some of the best reactions from social media.
— Real Madrid C. F. (@realmadrid) January 4, 2016
Best Wishes from former teammates
Some of Zidane’s former teammates paid tribute to the new boss, wishing him all the best in the position with the notables including David Beckham who said that Zidane was “the best person for the job” in a long Instagram post. We hope for Florentino Perez’s sake that Becks is right.
Zizou mucha suerte amigo, momentos inolvidables. All the best mate, unforgettable memories. pic.twitter.com/caNUWyjnTd
— Michel Salgado (@TheRealSalgado) January 4, 2016
A new chapter in football
Football fans will start to feel old after seeing Zidane appointed to the helm of Real Madrid, especially after this post which reminded just how fast things move.
Zidane, Simeone, Luis Enrique, and Gary Neville are managing the 4 biggest clubs in Spain. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/dMo2TyFSub
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) January 5, 2016
After having a fiery 0n-field relationship with the coach of his team’s biggest rival Luis Enrique, we can expect fireworks come their showdown in April.
— Engin Polar (@el_turko13) January 4, 2016
By taking up the job to manage Real Madrid, Zidane has backed his own methods of management and his football style. In saying that, some fans won’t want to see what happens if he’s unsuccessful in the job.
Translation: I don’t want to see Zizou looses. I am feeling that my father takes the job.
J'ai tellement pas envie que Zizou se plante. J'ai l'impression que mon père a hérité du job.
— Swann Borsellino (@SwannBorsellino) January 4, 2016
Has he already won?
For some brands and medias, success for Zidane at Real Madrid is a no-brainer. The likes of Adidas, a long-term sponsor of Zidane, see him as the only one, the king!
— adidasfootball (@adidasfootball) January 4, 2016
Zidane: The new 'king' of Madrid ? pic.twitter.com/0IIygPzujZ
— AS English (@English_AS) January 5, 2016
— MARCA (@marca) January 5, 2016
One in, one out.
With a winner, unfortunately there is always a loser and that position is filled by Zidane’s predecessor Rafa Benitez. Benitez gets the door after just 6 months in the role.
Sad? Yes. But true to social media’s form, they took no prisoners in demonstrating how Zidane got the job.
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) January 4, 2016
Rafa Benitez as manager: Inter Milan – 197 days Chelsea – 188 days Real Madrid – 216 days pic.twitter.com/dwAVqKuB6C
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) January 4, 2016
Lead by example
6,000 people were present for Real Madrid’s first ever session under Zidane and if we can be sure of one thing, Zidane definitely knows what he’s talking about. You’d hate to play for Real’s next opponents Deportivo.
Zinedine Zidane's first training session with Real Madrid as a manager. pic.twitter.com/RJQ91C12xf
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) January 5, 2016