Zinedine Zidane received The Best Award from FIFA few weeks ago as the best coach of 2017. Obviously, the prized was well deserved after winning the Champions League, La Liga, the Spanish Supercup and the European Supercup the very same year. Besides, he is the only coach able to win back to back titles of the Champions League.
Now we want to make memory and think about the best Real Madrid coaches in the history of the club. Here are some names:
He is the coach with more games training Real Madrid. He was in the club from 1959 to 1974, directing 604 games, 357 of them were victories. Besides, he was also a player in the club. Miguel Muñoz, who passed away in 1990, won 14 titles, between them 9 La Liga trophies and two Champions League (1960 and 1966).
Vicente del Bosque
He was also a former player of the club and he had his first opportunity as a coach in 1994. However, it was in 1999 when he took over John Benjamin Toshack role. Del Bosque won two Champions League trophies (2000 and 2002) among his 7 trophies. He trained 245 games, 133 of them were victories. He left the club in 2003, after winning La Liga. After a brief stage at Besiktas, he joined the Spanish national team, winning the World Cup and the Euro 2014.
He is the foreign coach with more games at Real Madrid, a total of 197. This Dutch coach started working for Real Madrid in 1986 until 1992 in two different stages. The first one was the most successful one with 3 La Liga titles, being the first foreign coach able to win three straight titles in La Liga. However, he couldn’t win any European title for Los Blancos.
He was the person who said: “90 minutes at Bernabéu are too long”. It was the time where Los Blancos were able to come back after shocking defeats in Europe. Molowny worked from 1974 to 1986 in three different stages, directing 180 games. He won 8 titles, among them 3 La Liga trophies and 2 UEFA Cups.
The controversial manager worked for Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013 and he was able to win three titles, including La Liga. He arrived at a very bad moment of the history and he was able to bring the team to the semi-finals of the Champions League three years in a row. However, he was unable to win an European tournament and he had to leave in 2013 after a bad season.