Ex Real Madrid Coach Santiago Solari to be appointed Armenia boss

Former Real Madrid Coach Santiago Solari is expected to be appointed as the new boss of the Armenian national team.

The Argentine was at the helm of Los Blancos between October and March last season, taking the reins after Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal before Zinedine Zidane returned to the role.

Solari was unable to halt Madrid’s underwhelming La Liga form and was also in charge for their eliminations from both the Champions League and Copa del Rey.

Armenian news outlet ArmSport are now cited by vbetnews.com that Solari is set to replace Abraham Khashmanyan, who has met with the Armenian FA to terminate his current contract.

The nation’s FA technical director is Spaniard Gines Melendez which may boost their opportunity of landing Solari.

Solari recently told Chiringuito, as cited by Diario AS: “It does not hurt that I left the club (Real Madrid), it is always an honour to serve Madrid.”

The former midfielder has also previously been cited by Diario AS as telling the Mail: “I would love to coach in the Premier League.

“I see many Premier League matches. It’s a ‘top’ league that is enjoying a great moment in its history.

“There are many incredible players and some of the best coaches in the world. In addition to many different nationalities and playing styles, not forgetting that they achieved place four teams in the two big European finals last year.”

This follows on from similar comments by Solari in September, when he told BBC Sport in an interview when asked about his future: “I would like to coach in Europe, in a serious project in one of the big leagues.”

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