Real Madrid in disarray

Real Madrid star Luka Modric
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Real Madrid have been one of the dominant forces in the Champions League in recent seasons.

In fact, Los Blancos have won the Champions League in four of their last five campaigns.

However, the team from the capital have struggled to transfer their European dominance into their domestic form, winning the Spanish league title on just four occasions in the last 15 seasons.

The team is in disarray this season

Los Blancos are unlikely to improve that record this season either, as the team is in complete disarray. On Sunday, they suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Real Sociedad, which means the European champions have lost five league games this season.

Zinedine Zidane’s team of last season lost just six times in the league, while the season before ended up champions after just three losses all season. The poor run of form has seen a drop to fifth place in the table, ten points behind perennial rivals Barcelona who lead the way.

New coaches have struggled to get results

Real Madrid are already on their second head coach of the season in the shape of Santiago Solari, who replaced Julen Lopetegui after a disastrous spell for the former Spanish boss in charge at the Bernabeu.

Solari was hailed as a hero as the team’s performances improved in his opening few games. However, despite winning the FIFA World Club Cup recently, the result against Real Sociedad has reportedly led to question marks over Solari’s future as boss.

Reports in Spain suggest that Madrid are already looking to replace the Argentinian, and he could be exiting the club in the near future.

There are likely to be big changes at Real Madrid in the summer, with potentially a new head coach and likely a raft of new players. However, Los Blancos need to regain some pride this season, as they are currently in danger of even missing out on the Champions League.

Who is responsible for Real Madrid’s current struggles?