On Tuesday afternoon, Zinedine Zidane arrived at Valdebebas to inspect the facilities of the gymnasium and the pitches for himself.
He was accompanied in getting a first-hand look at his former and new workplace by his assistants David Bettoni and Hamidou Msaidie.
His first training session will take place on Wednesday at 11:00 CET.
The last training session that he presided over as Real Madrid coach came shortly before the team travelled from Valdebebas to Kiev for the 2018 Champions League final.
He was back at the training complex a week later, although this time it was to announce his departure.
After 293 days away, he will don the tracksuit once more and oversee training ahead of a run-in that will see his side play 11 LaLiga Santander fixtures before their campaign comes to an end.
Physically, there is little real work to be done at this point, with Real Madrid only fighting on one more front.
Regardless of what he wants to polish and work on physically and tactically, his work will be more psychological when it comes to putting a tough few weeks behind the team.
A lot of players didn’t end on good terms with Santiago Solari, but everyone will start from scratch under him and he will offer everyone a clean slate.