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Having returned to the helm, the club president wishes he never left in the first place...

Florentino Perez has revealed that he regrets resigning as president of Real Madrid three years ago and promised to bring stability back to the club in his current stint at the helm.

Los Merengues' supremo returned to office in July after going unchallenged in the elections, but he looks back to 2006 and wishes that he never left in the first place.

Now that he is back, though, Perez assured club members at the general assembly that he would put Madrid back on an even keel and promised to not let history repeat itself.

"I left because it seemed like the logical thing to do at the time," he told the assembly.

"It was not a decision taken lightly and I only thought about the club's interests, but I now believe that it was a wise decision.

"I had convinced myself that it was time for me to go and that it was a good thing to stop one chapter and allow another to start, built on the principles we had established.

"But today is a happy day because, for me, the desire has returned. Now we will put in place the solidity required at the club.

"We want a more stable, strong and exciting sporting project that guarantees and preserves the values of Real Madrid."

Lucas Brown,