A slew of football legends have all started the same six-week coaching course in what has to be the star-studded classroom ever.
Spain's 2010 World Cup winning heroes Xabi Alonso, Victor Valdes, Xavi and Joan Capdevila are all working towards their UEFA A and B licenses together so they can kick-start their coaching careers in the game.
Marcos Senna, instrumental in La Roja's 2008 European Championship win under Luis Aragones, has also taken the necessary steps to become a coach.
The main man on the course is unquestionably Real Madrid and Spain icon Raul. The 40-year old, Spain's second highest-goal scorer, netted over 400 goals in a glittering career at the top level and is now embarking on the next phase in his career.
:tv: ¡La RFEF se llena de estrellas en el nuevo curso de entrenadores! pic.twitter.com/QHszhgb5eQ- RFEF (@rfef) April 16, 2018
Liverpool favourite, Luis Garcia, Brazilian ace Julio Baptista, Mikel Alonso (Xabi's brother), Albert Riera, Lopez Rekarte, David Fuster, Iago Bouzon and Ivan Amaya are also among the former players vying for their coaching badges, as are female players Eli Ibarra and Saray Garcia.
Just think of the trophy-haul between the group of 16! Never has a classroom had so many famous faces.
As per the Daily Mail, the course started at Spain's national team training centre on Monday and will see the class undertaking four lessons a day on a range of topics, five days a week until 31 May.
Should they pass the course, the players will then have the opportunity to manage youth teams and gain vital experience. A year fulling that role will enable them take the big leap into first-team coaching once they receive their UEFA pro licence.
The possibility of having so many greats in the game as coaches is incredibly exciting and we will definitely be keeping tabs on their progress.
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Topics: Xavi, Football News, Football, Xabi Alonso, Raul, Spain
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