November 13, 2018 – 3:00 am
EFE / El País
Santiago Solari follows in the footsteps of Zinedine Zidane and is betting Real Madrid by a coach of the house in a season with a bad start, becoming the thirteenth coach with Florentino Perez in the presidency and the fourth Argentine club history.
The confirmation of Solari as technician of the first team for all purposes comes after he was interim in four games with victories, after the resignation of Julen Lopetegui. He is the fourth Argentinian on the bench after Luis Antonio Carniglia, Alfredo di Stéfano and Jorge Valdano.
In the first phase of Florentino Pérez in the presidency, from 2000 to 2006, he had six coaches. He started with Vicente del Bosque, which was not renewed despite being declared champion of his second division and after winning, among other things, two League of Champions and an Intercontinental Cup.
He spent three years in office until the 2003-2004 season the Madrid club chose Sir Alex Ferguson's second coach at Manchester United, the Portuguese Carlos Queiroz. He only passed a course. A brief step like that of José Antonio Camacho, who led Real Marid in three league matches and one of the Champions League before he resigned because he was the costumes of the & galacticos & # 39; could not divert.
His replacement, Mariano García Remón, was in charge of the team for 100 days and was fired at the end of 2004. The departure of exguardameta meant the arrival of the Brazilian Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who coached the team until December 2005, when he was replaced by Juan Ramón López Caro, who, like Zidane or Solari, also directed Castilla. He finished second in the competition and did not continue.
A day after his return to the presidency, on June 2, 2009 and the start of his second phase, Florentino Pérez presented his first signature, the Chilean coach Manuel Pellegrini. He did not fulfill his contract and at the end of the season without titles he was fired despite the fact that he left a record of points in the team's history in the league. The premature elimination in Copa del Rey, against modest Alcorcón, then in Segunda B, and in the knock-out stage of the Champions League against Olympique Lyon, was his record.
It was the turn of the Portuguese Jose Mourinho, supported by the glory achieved in Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan and with the mission to bring Real Madrid back to the center of Spanish and European football, except try the & # 39, dictatorship & # 39; to end Pep Guardiola's Barcelona.
It was controversial and controversial the step of the coach of Setúbal by Real Madrid, who returned to the continental semi-finals. It was three volcanic seasons in which he won a competition, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish supercup.
Florentino Pérez changed his profile to find a successor for Mourinho. Finally he was able to receive the services of the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, another prestigious technician with a tremendous track record, but with a character that is very different from that of the Portuguese, more of a & # 39; calming & # 39; style.
The Italian coach did not take long to enter the team and the fans. In addition, Real Madrid has signed a great year 2014 in which he won the Copa del Rey, the & # 39; tenth & # 39; European Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup won.
In January 2015 a spectacular winning streak ended and the white team started to tumble to the bottom to finish the track without a title, motivating the departure of Ancelotti, loved by the staff and the fans, and the recruitment of Rafa. Benítez, trainer also of evicted palmarés brought up in the house.
His dream of triumphing in his heart soon became a nightmare. Without results or support from the dressing room he was finally fired for six months. Everything changed with the bet of Zidane, great manager of the Real Madrid stars who knew how history should be promoted with the conquest of three consecutive League of Champions, in addition to League-like titles with greater prestige.
His unexpected farewell caused a technical search that ended with the arrival of Julen Lopetegui. The announcement two days before the start of the 2018 World Cup caused his resignation as a Spanish coach and Real Madrid had everything against him.
For only four months he held the position before being stopped by six defeats and two draws in 14 official games, including the defeat in the European Super Cup final against Atletico Madrid. Solari is the new bet.
Coaches with Florentino Pérez in the chair:
Vicente del Bosque 1999-2003 185 matches 104V 42E 39D
Carlos Queiroz 2003-2004 59 matches 34V 11E 14D
Camacho 2004 6 matches 4V 2D
García Remón 2004 20 games 12V 4E 4D
Luxembourg 2005 45 games 28V 7E 10D
Juan Ramón López Caro 2006 33 matches 17V 10E 6D
Pellegrini 2009-2010 48 matches 36V 5E 7D
José Mourinho 2010-2013 178 games 128V 28E 22D
Carlo Ancelotti 2013-2015 119 matches 89V 14E 16D
Rafa Benítez 2015-2016 25 games 16V 5E 4D
Zinedine Zidane 2016-2018 149 games 104V 29E 16D
Julen Lopetegui 2018 14 matches 6V 2E 6D