Raul Gonzalez's Debut Season As A Manager Has Been Incredible
Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez is working towards a career as a manager and he's already experiencing great success with the Los Blancos youth sides.
Last year, Ballon d'Or winner Raul was part of arguably the most star-studded class of all-time as a slew of legends attended the same coaching course in the hope of gaining their UEFA A and B licenses.
Spain's 2010 World Cup winning heroes Xabi Alonso, Victor Valdes, Xavi and Joan Capdevila were all involved, as were the likes of Liverpool favourite, Luis Garcia, Julio Baptista, Marcos Senna, Mikel Alonso (Xabi's brother) and Albert Riera.
:tv: ¡La RFEF se llena de estrellas en el nuevo curso de entrenadores! pic.twitter.com/QHszhgb5eQ- RFEF (@rfef) April 16, 2018
But it is Raul, scorer of over 400 goals in a glittering career at the top level, who would appear closest for a first-team job. He started the campaign as the Cadete B (Under 15's) manager and then made the step up to the Under 18's side following the shock sacking of coach Alvaro Benito.
What a debut season for @RaulGonzalez in @lafabricacrm:- Nils Kern (@nilskern17) April 4, 2019
His old team: #CadeteB (U15)
Soon: league champions
His new team: #JuvenilB (U18)
Now: league champions :trophy:
More :point_right: https://t.co/0xpTssOfq6 :clap: pic.twitter.com/m3M3LYndfi
Fast forward a month and Under 15's side Raul managed for the majority of the campaign are on the verge of becoming league champions, while he's helped guide the Under 18's over the line and seal the title. The teams have accrued 140 points between them and are both unbeaten domestically.
Going down the age groups, Xabi Alonso, the suavest man in world football, is taking charge of the Under 13's side as part of his first coaching role.
The former Liverpool and Real legend also has his first bit of silverware under his belt, with his team having won the Division de Honor title just over a week ago.