Just yesterday, Real Madrid announced that they have re-signed Zinedine Zidane as their coach for the next season.
Madrid has not been in a good position since Zidane left the club after winning three consecutive Champions League titles. But will his return mean the club that has recently descended into chaos, find form again and return to its former glory?
We can't know for sure. So we tried to find out how other famous managers who returned to their former clubs have fared so far!
1. Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) 2004-2007 and 2013-2015
But things got real bad real quick and the Portuguese found himself out of a job in December 2015.
2. Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool) 1985-1991 and 2011-2012
Twenty years later, he was appointed as the interim manager following Hodgson's sacking in 2011. A good start led him to a permanent job but he was sacked after Liverpool finished 8th in his only full season in charge.
3. Fabio Capello (Real Madrid) 1996-1997 and 2006-2007
He returned to the club 10 years later in 2007 and managed Fabio Cannavaro, David Beckham and Ruud Van Nistelroy and won the La Liga again in the process.
And although he is considered to be one of Madrid's most successful managers, he was not universally popular and his negative style of football was criticised both by fans and the media, leading to his sacking.
4. Harry Redknapp (Portsmouth) 2002-2004 and 2005-2008
But he returned to Portsmouth a year later in 2005 and brought home a FA Cup winner's medal in 2008. He then left for Tottenham later that year in October.
5. Nigel Pearson (Leicester City) 2008-2010 and 2011-2015
A change in ownership meant that Pearson returned the following year and oversaw a late-season revival to keep the foxes in the Premier League in 2014. But off-field issues led to his departure that summer. And we all know what happened the next season!
6. Jupp Heynckes (Bayern Munich) 1987-1991, 2011-2013 and 2017-2018
Heynckes first took the lead of the German giants in 1987, winning back-to-back titles in his third season at Munich. His next league crown came in 2013, when he also won the DFB-Pokal and Champions League to complete a famous treble.
7. Kevin Keegan (Newcastle) 1992-1997 and 2008
He still left the club as a hero in 1997 and was welcomed back a decade later after spells at Fulham, England and Manchester City. His second spell, however, only lasted 8 months as he resigned over disagreements with the signings of director Dennis Wise, who helped buy Xisco and Nachi Gonzalez without the manager's knowledge.
8. Claudio Ranieri (Valencia) 1997-1999 and 2004-2005
His second spell, however, was a disappointment as it lasted just a few months following a terrible run that left the side at the 6th position on the points table.
9. Louis van Gaal (Barcelona) 1997-2000 and 2002-2003
But his second stint as the club's manager ended poorly within months with Barcelona positioned 12th in the league table.
So I guess, we will have to wait and see how well Zidane does with a Madrid without Ronaldo. As a fan of the club, I hope he succeeds!