In spite of enjoying a stellar playing career with Real Madrid, Miguel Munoz gained true immortality amongst the Madrid faithful with his managerial accomplishments. Such was his influence on the club during his playing days, he was asked to take up the role of manager within 12 months of his retirement and Miguel duly delivered with the La Liga title in his first year in charge. It is testament to the belief that Real Madrid’s president at the time, Santiago Bernabeu, had in Miguel and he was firmly backed by the man even when he chose to drop club legend Alfredo di Stefano from the playing eleven towards the twilight of Di Stefano’s career.
Under Miguel Munoz, Real Madrid won its 5th consecutive European Cup titles and were permanently awarded the trophy in 1960.
In the duration of his time at Madrid as manager, Munoz racked up nine La Liga titles, two European Cups, three Copa del Rey trophies, the first ever Intercontinental Cup amongst others in a period of unprecedented dominance.