The day Luis Aragonés said: “I will fight to the death to be Real Madrid coach”

first_imgJulio Pardo, parakeet president, got off the hook asking Mendoza for 300 million pesetas. Luis replied in the interview: “I am going to meet Spanish until the last day. In Barcelona I was unemployed to defend the players. I am honest and I will be with Spanish. But I have already told the president that I will not I’m going to give in this time. I’m going to fight to the death to train Real Madrid. It is not human to be prevented from reaching an aspiration that I have had inside for many years. It’s kind of like going back to my roots. “ Confessions of Luis Aragonés to Sarmiento Birba in AS. 30 years ago. A whole document. As well, Many will be surprised by the interview we rescued from an AS from almost 30 years ago. Exactly from November 25, 1990. That day Di Stéfano debuted on the Bernabéu bench, in a League match against Betis, after Ramón Mendoza dismissed John Toshack. In the AS of that day both on the cover and on the back cover there was an interview with Luis Aragonés, signed by our dear companion, and teacher to many sports journalists, Manuel Sarmiento Birba. Luis at that time was the Spanish coach. Despite that, he honestly expressed and openly expressed a feeling at that point in his professional life. I leave you some headlines that will surprise many fans. “This is the third train I have in my life with Real Madrid and this time I am not going to lose it. I am going to fight to the death for being the coach of Real Madrid. I have never been a European champion and he wants to be.”Journal AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AS cover from November 25, 1990.AS newspaper Interview with Luis Aragonés in the AS of November 25, 1990.AS newspaper Luis Aragonés left us six years ago with a unique curriculum and revered by the soccer family. The man who returned Spain to the path of pride by winning the 2008 European Championship in Vienna against Germany, with an identity stamp reflected in that tiqui-taca that Del Bosque prolonged with the World Cup in South Africa and the Euro Cup in Ukraine and Poland. Luis is also a myth for the athletes, given that with the rojiblancos he played 360 games (160 goals), winning three Leagues, two Cups of the Generalissimo and about to win the European Cup, scoring against Bayern Munich the Atletico goal in overtime. And as a technician, the nicknamed Sage of Hortaleza it was everything to win from the Calderón bench a League, three Copa del Rey, a Spanish Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup. Luis’s history with Madrid began in 1958, when he was a 19-year-old boy. He played at Getafe and Madrid signed him, seeing in that tall and tall player a classy footballer with a goal. His bad luck is that Samitier, then the technical secretary of Madrid, decided to transfer him to Betis due to the lack of opportunities that the boy had. Betis gave Madrid to Isidro Sánchez, father of Quique Sánchez Flores, and Luis, who had not yet debuted with the Whites in an official match, broke up forever from Madrid.Mendoza had already made, a couple of years before, another attempt to hire him, when he began to see that Beenhakker and his speech no longer fit the same in that Madrid of the Quinta del Buitre that one year crashed itself and another one also in the European Cup. Last minute fringes when almost everything was closed prevented Luis for the second time from fulfilling his wish to be in Madrid with all the honors. And in 1990 he received what was his last failed bullet with the targets. Mendoza came to offer Spanish unique conditions: He sold Parra, a fine midfielder who had played for Betis, Atlético and Madrid (valued at 40 million pesetas) and two free shares in the Ciudad de Barcelona Trophy, which was always filled by Sarrià when the whites went there.last_img read more