Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions’ fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui. “Everything is in order.

Real Madrid have worked out his contract and there are no problems,” the Spanish football federation stated.

The 42-year-old has now been backed until the end of the season having won all four of his games since replacing Julen Lopetegui.

Lopetegui was sacked following Real’s 5-1 defeat in El Clasico last month, but Real have scored 15 goals and conceded just twice in the four games Solari has been in charge, leading to club president Florentino Perez extending his stay in the dugout.