Santiago Solari uncertain about his Real Madrid future as manager

Santiago Solari uncertain about his Real Madrid future as manager

Santiago Solari admitted he remains in the dark as to his long as his role as interim coach of Real Madrid may last.

Solari will take on the Sidelines for Wednesday's Champions League match against Viktoria Plzen, his third game in charge since Julen Lopetegui was sacked.

Both of Solari's first two matches have ended in victory, fuelling speculation that he could keep the job until the end of the season or even longer.

Santiago Solari claims he is uncertain how long he wants to be in temporary charge of Real Madrid

Santiago Solari claims he is uncertain how long he wants to be in temporary charge of Real Madrid

Santiago Solari claims he is uncertain how long he wants to be in temporary charge of Real Madrid

Solari has won his first two matches as he takes Madrid to Plzen in the Champions League

Solari has won his first two matches as he takes Madrid to Plzen in the Champions League

Solari has won his first two matches as he takes Madrid to Plzen in the Champions League

But Solari said he had not heard anything and was working day to day.

'I am committed to my role, whether that be for two more days, or a week, just the same,' he said at Tuesday's pre-match press conference.

Solari already seems to be making an impact, with Real ending a five-game winless run in La Liga with Saturday's 2-0 win over Real Valladolid, helping to lift the mood of gloom.

'In football the solutions and problems are never just one thing, whether it's going well or not,' he said. 'We have played two difficult games, which we had to play well to win.

Real Madrid topped Group G at the halfway point in their Champions League group

Real Madrid topped Group G at the halfway point in their Champions League group

Real Madrid topped Group G at the halfway point in their Champions League group

Madrid defender Nacho claims Solari has helped lift the gloom around the Bernabeu

Madrid defender Nacho claims Solari has helped lift the gloom around the Bernabeu

Madrid defender Nacho claims Solari has helped lift the gloom around the Bernabeu

'You do not win games if you do not do things well. We have to do the same tomorrow in a different competition. '

Defender Nacho Solari had helped lift the players, but still offered support for Lopetegui.

'It's never easy when a club changes coach,' he said. Solari has come and gone.

The players are happy with him or her.

'Lopetegui was one of the best coaches I've had, a great coach, and wherever he goes he'll have success for sure.'

Vinicius came off the bench to score for Madrid as they beat Real Valladolid 2-0 on Saturday

Vinicius came off the bench to score for Madrid as they beat Real Valladolid 2-0 on Saturday

Vinicius came off the bench to score for Madrid as they beat Real Valladolid 2-0 on Saturday

Lopetegui received a stay of execution by beating Viktoria Plzen in the reverse fixture on October 23 and her domestic struggles.

'This competition is very close to the history of our club,' Solari added. 'When the anthem is played, we all get excited. It's great to return to this competition. '

Though Madrid took three points in the last month, Plzen created a string of chances against a Madrid side.

'We had good chances there, but unfortunately did not get the ending we wanted,' midfielder Patrik Hrosovski said.

'If we are able to perform at the very limit of our abilities it can be even better than the first match.'

Madrid have returned to winning ways since bringing the ax down to Julen Lopetegui's reign

Madrid have returned to winning ways since bringing the ax down to Julen Lopetegui's reign

Madrid have returned to winning ways since bringing the ax down to Julen Lopetegui's reign

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