Vicente Del Bosque (Real Madrid):

Real Madrid have a history of changing managers at regular intervals. Though, winning two La Ligas, two Champions League, a UEFA supercup, a Spanish supercup and an Intercontinental cup should be reason enough for the upper echelons of a football club to keep hold of the man who’s bringing such kind of success. But, this wasn’t the case with Vicente Del Bosque. After having led the Los Blancos to arguably their most successful period in the modern-day game, Del Bosque was sacked by Real Madrid in 2003, right after he won the 29th La Liga title for Madrid, much to the bewilderment of the footballing fraternity.

According to various reports, the board believed that the Real Madrid’s success had little to do with Del Bosque’s tactical acumen and more with the quality of the players that were being transferred into the club. Club President, Florentino Pérez said in an interview with BBC Sport, “Del Bosque was showing signs of exhaustion. I want to be sincere about this – our belief is that he was not the right coach for the future.”


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