Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Capello Kicked Out at Real Madrid
The Guardian, June 28th, 2007 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Shades of 2003: less than two weeks after driving Real Madrid to its first major trophy in four years, head coach Fabio Capello was unanimously cast aside by the Spanish champion's management. Four years earlier, former coach Vicente Del Bosque met the same fate after his team of galacticos lifted the La Liga title. "We've laid the foundations, but we need to find a more enthusiastic way of playing," Real president Ramon Calderon said of the decision, which came in the wake of a report presented by club sports director Predrag Mijatovic detailing everything that happened last season.

"We don't think Fabio Capello is the right person to lead Real Madrid into the future given what we want this club to achieve," said Mijatovic. "We have to have a little more than Fabio Capello gave us this year." Mijatovic added that the people of Madrid require "more than just results" and that the club has to play "a different soccer to last season."

Which suggests that Real Madrid wasn't entertaining enough. For a little perspective, consider that after the club's 3-3 draw against Barcelona at the Nou Camp (considered the turning point of the club's turbulent season), the Merengues scored 32 goals in 13 games. And in spite of conceding 19 goals, the club came from behind on six occasions to either win or draw those games, grabbing 32 points out of a possible 39. Nothing if not exciting. Meanwhile, Capello now has surely solidified his place as one of the game's great coaches, having won eight domestic titles with four different clubs in just 15 years (not counting the titles Juventus lost due to match-fixing).

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
FIFA: Qatar Needs Labor Reform to Keep 2022 World Cup    
FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger on Tuesday indicated that 2022 World Cup host Qatar must ...
CWC: Auckland City the 'Winner,' but San Lorenzo Progresses     
Real Madrid's will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in Saturday's Club World Cup final after the ...
Di Maria Beats Messi, Aguero to Argentina's Player of the Year    
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has beaten Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to Argentina's player ...
League Cup: Rodgers Defends Sterling as Reds March On     
Following Liverpool's 3-1 League Cup quarterfinal win at Bournemouth, Coach Brendan Rodgers defended two-goal hero Raheem ...
League Cup: Pocchettino Hails 'Fantastic' Spurs     
Tottenham will play Sheffield United in the League Cup semifinal after thrashing Newcastle United 4-0 at ...
Klopp Hints at Dortmund Departure    
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp hinted that he could soon depart the BVB by saying he ...
Platini: Garcia Resignation a 'New Failure' for FIFA    
Michael Garcia, the man FIFA hired to investigate the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 ...
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives