Santiago Solari dismissed comparisons to Zinedine Zidane after being appointed interim coach of Real Madrid.

Solari was named caretaker Madrid boss after Julen Lopetegui was sacked in the wake of his side’s 5-1 El Clasico loss to Barcelona on Sunday.

The former Argentina and Madrid midfielder steps up from his role as Castilla coach – just as Zidane did in 2016 – but Solari played down comparisons.

Zidane was at the helm of Madrid for two and a half years, leading the club to three straight Champions League titles and a La Liga crown before resigning in May.

Solari will take charge of Madrid for the first time in a Copa del Rey clash against Melilla on Wednesday, but takes over a club in desperate need of a quick turnaround.

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