It is a dream scenario for many football fans; a great player of the past going on to manage the club.
That is exactly what has happened at Real Madrid, where Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez this week.
The Bernabeu was not the happiest place with Benitez in charge, but already Zidane, who inspired Madrid to their 2001-02 Champions League triumph, seems to have put smiles back on faces.
The video above shows him embracing senior players Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos among others at the end of taking his first training session on Monday.
The question is; will it be all smiles after Zidane’s debut match at home to Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday?
Los Blancos are four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid and also trail second-place Barcelona, who have a game in hand, in the La Liga table.