MARCA | Pep Guardiola took over Barcelona’s first team in 2008/09 with no experience after coaching the B team, taking them to the Segunda B. It didn’t start easily for him and he offloaded heavyweights like Deco and Ronaldinho but what came after was history.
His replacement, Tito Villanova, also went on to succeed despite lacking any experience. He took over in 2012/13 but cancer sadly stopped him from completing the season that saw the Catalans break the points record on the bench. Tito was the seventh Barcelona boss to debut by winning the league.
Joaquim Rife is another at Barcelona with these traits, as he won the title in 1978 in his debut season.
Diego Simeone is another at Atletico Madrid as he took over after Quique Sanchez Flores at the club, though he had slightly more experience of first team coaching than the others named. With the Rojiblancos, Cholo has won two Europa Leagues, a league, a Supercopa De Espana, a Copa del Rey and two European Super Cups.
The list cannot overlook examples from further back in time. Luis Bello managed Real Zaragoza to a UEFA Cup win in 1964, Rafael Garcia succeeded with Atleti in 1962 and Jose Rabassa with Barcelona in 1960.
Jose Villalonga won the league and Latin Cup with Madrid in 1955, Luis Casas claimed the league with Valencia in 1947 and Eduardo Cubells did the same with Los Che.
MARCA | Zidane, Simeone, Guardiola and Del Bosque… Solari aims to join the list
There were doubts when Santiago Solari took the reins at Real Madrid last November after Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal and his lack of experience at an elite level was pointed to as a potential problem for him when dealing with the dressing room.
As things stand, though, he had proven his credentials we at MARCA have taken a look at other cases of coaches who have thrived without previous experience at the top level.
One of the most striking cases is Luis Aragones who went straight from the pitch to the bench and won what is now the Club World Cup in 1974. He had played six games as a player that season but took the decision to succeed Juan Carlos Lorenzo on the bench.
Madrid have created something of a coaching school and there are a number of examples of success stories when coaches have gone from Castilla to the first team, with the first of those being Miguel Munoz who is the club’s most decorated having spent 16 years as coach. He lifted the fifth European Cup, an Intercontinental Cup, another European Cup, nine league titles and two cups.
Another case is Vicente del Bosque, though he didn’t win with the first team until his third spell in charge (between 1999 and 2003). His first two spells gave him a combined total of just 12 games but he went on to win two leagues, one Supercopa De Espana, two Champions Leagues, one European Super Cup and one Intercontinental.
Zinedine Zidane was next as he succeed Rafa Benitez after a year and a half with Castilla. His record is spectacular, winning three Champions Leagues, one LaLiga Santander, two Club World Cups, two European Super Cups and one Supercopa De Espana. His successor, after a brief spell for Lopetegui, is Solari who has already won a Club World Cup.
Official Website: Wing-backs have had hand in 17 goals
Marcelo, Reguilón, Odriozola and Carvajal have provided 12 assists and scored five times this term.
Real Madrid’s wing-backs have had a hand in no fewer than 17 goals so far this campaign. Between them, Marcelo, Carvajal, Odriozola and Reguilón have racked up 12 assists and five goals across all competitions, with the latter the only member of the quartet yet to have opened his goalscoring account for the season.
All four players have chipped in with assists, with Odriozola the leading light in this department. In this, his maiden campaign at the club, the right wing-back has laid on six goals, four of which have come in the Copa del Rey, a competition in which he lies second in the team’s assists charts, behind Vinicius Jr. (five).
Marcelo (three), Carvajal (two) and Reguilón (one) complete the list of assists provided by the wing-backs, with Gareth Bale the main beneficiary of their offensive contributions. Indeed, four of the Welshman’s 11 goals have come courtesy of assists provided by the wing-backs.
The Brazilian leads the way in the goalscoring charts, after he registered three times in three consecutive outings, in the meetings with Levante, Barcelona and Viktoria Plzen. Meanwhile, Carvajal was on target in the LaLiga clash against Getafe, whilst Odriozola, who netted his maiden goal in Real Madrid colours in the Copa del Rey tie against Melilla, have also been amongst the goals this term.
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Sesi latihan pertama Real Madrid untuk persiapan menghadapi Girona dalam Lanjutan La Liga Jornarda ke 24.
REAL MADRID vs Girona
Santiago Bernabeu Stadium
Minggu 17 Februari 2019
Kick-Off: pkl. 18:00 WIB
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