Who will be Real Madrid’s next manager?


18th, June 2007


Bernd-Schuster-412.jpgThe King has actually made a remarkable recovery, but long live the new King anyway? Real Madrid’s granite-faced coach, Fabio Capello, may have only just defied all odds to win the Spanish Primera Liga but he’s still favourite to lose his job.
The ex-Real player and German porn star look-a-like, Bernd Schuster, has once again been linked to the pressured position. ‘I’m not making myself crazy over it but am just saying that I am ready to coach Real Madrid next season,’ Schuster said in an interview on the German soccer federation’s site.

‘I have been preparing myself for it for a long time and Real is definitely part of my planning,’ he said. ‘I am curious to find out what will happen in the next few days.’
And all this less than a day after Capello’s Madrid have staged a comeback of Rocky-like proportions to snatch the title back from arch-rivals Barcelona on the last day of the season. Yet, Capello probably isn’t that surprised that Schuster is already practicing his inauguration speech. The title wasn’t enough to keep his job at Madrid before – and even the European Cup couldn’t save Del Bosque from the sack.
It’s been a troubled second stint for the well-groomed Italian with uninspired signings, player in-fighting and then manhandling his Goldenballs – but the Real reason for him leaving is his failure to excite the fans with the football that Madristas demand
So, with Jose apparently back in Abramovich’s good books, Rafa feeling shortchanged at Liverpool and Sven finally attracting attention from Manchester…City – is Schuster next for Das Boot or will someone else get singed on the hottest seat in club football?
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  1. Gonzalo says:

    It’s looking increasingly likely that Schuster will replace Capello at the Bernabéu. Frankly, getting rid of a manager with Capello’s experience and putting your future in the hands of a manager untested at this level is symptomatic of the way Calderón is running the club. The man’s a walking disaster area.

  2. Nish says:

    This is the age old controversial arguement that always poses its head. Why once a manager has proven their worth are they still up for the chop? It was the same with Jose and Chelsea but the Special One managed to charm his way back in. Maybe the same might happen this time round – Does the Pope believe in contraception?!
    The fickle fans of football!