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Real Madrid icon could become Castilla manager as Raul contemplates exit

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Real Madrid Castilla manager, Raul, has made an emotional decision to leave the team in pursuit of a coaching career in Germany, either in the Bundesliga or the second division, reports AS

The outlet also affirms that in case the former striker departs, a place will open up for Alvaro Arbeloa to take the vacant role.

It is said that Raul has shared this news with his team, expressing his desire to explore new opportunities and challenges in German football.

Raul is familiar with German football

Raul’s familiarity with German football stems from his playing days at Schalke. His experience there has not only honed his understanding of the game in Germany but also allowed him to learn the language and culture, making the transition smoother for him. 

Though he currently does not have any concrete offers, his dream is to find a coaching role in Germany, where he believes he can grow and succeed.

For what it is worth, Raul’s ambitions are inspired by Xabi Alonso’s recent achievements.

Alvaro Arbeloa will take Raul’s position if he leaves Real Madrid Castilla. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Despite a setback in the Europa League final, Alonso has seen tremendous success with Leverkusen, winning his first Bundesliga title and making a significant impact in German football. 

This journey of growth and success is what Raul envisions for himself. He dreams of one day returning to Real Madrid as the head coach of the first team, following a path similar to Alonso’s.

It’s Arbelo’a chance now

If Raul’s departure from Castilla becomes a reality, it would pave the way for Alvaro Arbeloa to step into the role. 

Arbeloa, who is currently the coach of Real Madrid’s Juvenil A team, is seen as a suitable successor by the management as his deep connection with the club and his coaching experience make him a strong candidate.

The potential shift in coaching roles is more than just a professional change; it is a heartfelt journey for Raul. 

Leaving Castilla is not an easy decision, but the prospect of new challenges and the dream of achieving greater success in German football drive him forward. 

His bond with Real Madrid remains strong, and his ultimate goal is to return to the club as a more seasoned and accomplished coach, but for that to achieve, he must leave his shell.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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