Real Madrid managers who failed to leave a mark at the club

  1. John Toshack:

Toshack had the luxury to manage Real Madrid two times in his managerial career. The first one in 1989 was a successful one as the Los Blancos won the La liga title in spite of being eliminated from the European Cup in the second round. He was sacked the very next season as Madrid lost three matches in a row. His second stint in 1999 ended after just 10 months in charge as he was severely criticized for publicly defaming his players.

 

  1. Juan Ramon Lopez Caro:

Ramon was upgraded to become the first team manager of Real Madrid after having a good spell of Real Madrid B. Unfortunately, Juan struggled with the senior team as Real Madrid won only 12 games out of the 24 managed by the Spaniard. Even after his departure from Madrid, Juan struggled to be successful with other Spanish clubs before he moved to China and is currently working with Shenzhen in China.

 

  1. Arsenio Iglesias:

Arsenio had a very productive spell with Deportivo La Coruna as he helped the club win the Copa Del Rey in the 1994-95 season. This impressive feat instigated Madrid to sign him up as the new Real Madrid manager. Arsenio struggled massively to make this opportunity count as he couldn’t cope up with the pressure and expectations at Madrid. He won just 11 games out of the 21 games Madrid played under him and with the standards instilled at Madrid, he was bound to get the sack.

 

  1. Jose Antonio Camacho:

Camacho was one of the most experienced coaches back then after he helped Rayo Vallecano and Espanyol promoted to the top division. This earned him a place in the managerial position with the Los Blancos but he left after just 22 days in charge. He was selected for another spell after Carlos Queiroz was shown the door. But again Camacho had some disputes with the board and the management and he left once again without having a significant time with the Los Blancos.

 

  1. Julen Lopetegui:

Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, Madrid were touted to struggle and the onus was on the former Spain manager Julen Lopetegui to get the Spanish giants back on track. Unfortunately, the Spaniard struggled from the beginning, losing the derby and also after, losing to the likes of CSKA Moscow, Levante, Alaves and the worst was the 1-5 loss to Barcelona in the El Clasico. There was no chance that he would have survived after that and was sacked the next day itself.