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AC2010-05-09 17:39:57 +0000 #1

Madrid set to dismiss coach

December 04 2005 at 05:27AM

Madrid, Spain - Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo is again facing the axe, news reports said on Sunday.

Leading sports daily Marca said the Brazilian could be fired on Sunday or when the team returns from Tuesday's Champions League match against Olympiakos in Athens.

Madrid's lacklustre display in its 1-0 Spanish league win over Getafe on Saturday reportedly angered club president Florentino Perez, who is said to have held a crisis meeting with club officials afterward.

Madrid is supposedly considering replacing Luxemburgo with Juan Ramon Lopez Caro, the coach of reserve team Real Madrid Castilla, which plays in the Spanish second division.

Lopez Caro would serve as a caretaker before a prestigious coach could be appointed for next season. Marca said possible candidates included Juventus' Fabio Capello, Liverpool's Rafa Benitez and Chelsea's Jose Mourinho.

Luxemburgo received a vote of confidence from Madrid's board of directors less than two weeks ago, but he hasn't produced an improvement in the team's displays in its two games since then.

The 29-time league champion scored two late goals to draw 2-2 last weekend at Real Sociedad.

On Saturday, Ronaldo scored but Madrid created few other chances at its Santiago Bernabeu stadium, especially after the 57th-minute dismissal of David Beckham.

Luxemburgo said on Saturday he was "happy about the result but not about the way we played.

"Everyone is a bit scared of making mistakes but this win and the draw with Real Sociedad has boosted our morale," Luxemburgo was quoted as saying by news agency Efe.

"I'd like us to play well as soon as possible. But I don't know when we will."

Madrid's victory, its third in the last seven league games, lifted it into fourth place in the standings, although many supporters are dissatisfied.

Luxemburgo was jeered when he replaced striker Ronaldo with midfielder Thomas Gravesen in the 87th minute. A similar incident occurred last week in the recent Champions League game with Lyon after he swapped Beckham for defender Michel Salgado.

Luxemburgo, who has been in charge for 11 months, is Madrid's fourth coach in the past 2 1/2 years, following Carlos Queiroz, Jose Antonio Camacho and Mariano Garcia Remon.

The club's period of upheaval began when Vicente del Bosque was fired in June 2003, a day after the team won the Spanish league title for a record 29th time.

Perez said at the time that the star-studded team, which then included Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo, needed "modernising" - but since then it has failed to win a major trophy. - Sapa-AP

RealMadrilismo2010-05-09 17:51:37 +0000 #2
I hope luxemburgo stays. Its gonna be decided today... i realy would't want that Real Madrid B coach to sub it for the rest of the season. Luxemburgo should stay this whole season, next season is another story. If we do get a new coach it should be at the very start of next seaon.
Elia.A.2010-05-09 18:28:39 +0000 #3
It would be just perfecto if Mourinho would agree to sign with Real, but it is mostely unlikely...
r0naldo4life2010-05-09 18:17:22 +0000 #4
thats fhking pathetic..

he should stay.. atleast until a bit after the restart in the new yr..

by then we would have brought in more people to help our team..

this is fhking bullshit

idiot sons of btchs these madrid people..!!!!!
Lance Knight2010-05-09 18:53:06 +0000 #5
good to hear that he is going to be fired, well i cant say that things would get better with the reserve team coach, but it should stead off until we get a good coach, i prefer Cappello or Del Bosque, the replcement should arrive mostly likely at the end of this month
r0naldo4life2010-05-09 19:56:09 +0000 #6
seems like its done.. lux is gone..

Luxemburgo Set For Axe

Wanderley Luxemburgo will be sacked as coach of Real Madrid after being told at a meeting on Sunday morning that he was to be relieved of his duties and B team coach, Juan Ramón López Caro, will take temproary charge, according to reports in Spain.

The club’s vice-president, Emilio Butragueño, and sports director, Arrigo Sacchi, made the decision after the unconvincing win against Getafe on Saturday, which saw the team booed off by their own fans in El Bernabeu.

In a meeting on Sunday morning, Luxemburgo was told by the duo that his tenure at the club was over and an official announcement is expected this evening.

President, Florentino Perez, has called an emergency board meeting and will formulate a press conference to announce the departure of the coach that has lasted just under a year in charge.

Luxemburgo did oversee a light training session on Sunday morning, but then met with Butragueño and Sacchi to be told the news and was asked to return home where he would be informed of the announcement later in the day.

More news as it breaks.


fcking pathetic!!!! now for fhking sure no trophies this yr..

brainless bitchs..
Lance Knight2010-05-09 20:07:54 +0000 #7
yea this sooooo great,

oh and i wont doubt any trophies for just yet, we still got the CL, and the copa del rey, and well there is a still a slight possiblity of the la liga still in hand
r0naldo4life2010-05-09 19:51:15 +0000 #8
ok.. do u think that all these players who like lux , for example ronaldo.. robinho.. baptista.. carlos.. and all the other people who liked him..

do u think that they will want to win after he's gone? do u think they will give perez the pleasure of thinking that it was lux who was the problem.?

if i were a madrid player.. i wouldnt want to win.. what i mean is..

lets say that the madrid players are playing at 50% .. with lux.. now when lux gets fired they actually play like they want to win?

thats disrespect.. if they actually change their playing.. they're gonna change to the worse.. not better..



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