Real have won all three matches since Solari took over from Julen Lopetegui - including Wednesday 5-0 win in the Czech Republic - leading to speculation that his stay in the hotseat may not be temporary after all.
Real Madrid interim boss Santiago Solari said the Champions League hammering of Viktoria Plzen was about the players rather than him. "We have the players here to score lots of goals and that's what we did".
The defeat condemned Celta to the UEFA Cup and it seemed that the Galicians might never realise their dreams of qualifying for Europe's most prestigious competition, but in life you always get a second chance and that came on June 15, 2003 when Celta beat Real Sociedad 3-2. Madrid were far from convincing in their 2-0 win at home to Real Valladolid at the weekend, with both goals coming within the last ten minutes of the game, but every victory will add a little confidence to what was left by the time Lopetegui departed.
Karim Benzema has been in fine form under his new boss, scoring three times in three outings, netting his 200th Champions League goal on Wednesday and adding his 201st for good measure. Though landing major titles might be beyond the squad this season, they surely should be able to finish in the top four and make the knockout stages of the Champions League, creating a platform for the inevitable rebuilding that will take place in the summer.
'I play football to rewrite the history books and sometimes people don't understand what I do out on the pitch, ' he told the club's official website.
"I said it before he was Real Madrid coach and I'll say it again now that he's gone". But the important thing is that we win silverware.