Real Madrid thank Fabio Capello for winning the title… by sacking him


28th, June 2007


2868c0c08e0203aa72268c4ec2990e1c_extras_albumes_0.jpgWhat is it with Real Madrid and successful managers? Real sacked Vicente del Bosque in 2004, after he had steered the club to two Champions League titles, two league titles, a Spanish Supercup, a European Supercup and an Intercontinental Cup. Del Bosque was probably the unluckiest manager to lose his job in football history. And German Jupp Heynckes was sacked after guiding Real to the Champions League crown in 1998.
So now Real has sacked Fabio Capello, who brought the club a league championship this season. Real president Ramon Calderon attempted to justify the bemusing decision to Marca newspaper: ‘We’ve laid the foundations, but we need to find a more enthusiastic way of playing.’ he said.
So winning the title didn’t fill Senor Calderon with enthusiasm? I don’t understand the logic of sacking a winning manager, but perhaps Capello’s (initially) disdainful treatment of David Beckham, which essentially prompted Becks to sign with LA Galaxy, has something to do with it?

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  1. realmadrid fan says:

    Dam it Calderon u stupid asshole!

  2. Gonzalo says:

    It’s farcical. I am at a loss to understand why Calderón cannot see that this is an extremely risky decision that could land him on the street this time next year if it backfires. Continuity would have been the sensible course to follow. Capello managed to unite a disparate set of egos into something resembling a team with spirit and attitude. Schuster (if it is indeed he) will have his work cut out to do anywhere near as well. He may well have what it takes, but he hasn’t shown it before.
    I’ve seen this story about his sacking having something to do with David Beckham leaving. Capello was not responsible for stalling his contract negotiations and he only put him on the bench after Beckham said he had signed for the Galaxy, something he later retracted and apologised for doing, and something which I suspect was forced on him from above. Remember, the president called Beckham a “half-actor on his way to Hollywood”, so this hardly looks like it was Capello acting on his own.

  3. suse says:

    wonder what it takes to keep your job?
    big big mistake, Barca will be back on top next season!