One day Michel Gonzalez would like to coach the club of his dream Real Madrid
However, the 58-year-old has accepted that his plan is unlikely to come true because someone in the club is not his fan.
You need something called a ‘lobby’
Michel Gonzalez is back at the helm of Getafe, but everyone knows that one day he would like to coach the club of his dream Real Madrid. However, the 58-year-old has accepted that his plan is unlikely to come true because someone in the club is not his fan. “For some time now, my friends and family have been convinced that coaching Real Madrid is something that is not in my plans,” Michel said. “Because to coach Real Madrid you need more than just a CV, you need something called a ‘lobby’, and I don’t have it.”
It’s not a question of Gonzalez’s CV
“I am not close to people who make decisions, I am not saying this because of the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, with whom I have a great relationship, but for whatever reason, the people who work next to Florentino prefer other types of people, other types of managers, without stopping to think about whether or not I have the right level.” So if Michel has a good relationship with Florentino, why does he think he can’t end up becoming Real Madrid’s boss? “It’s not a question of my CV, experience or my love for Real Madrid, and it’s just that for some reason that person doesn’t like me, and I don’t have that option,” Michel explained. “My agent is not a friend of that person, we are not influential in that, not with the people who make these decisions, and I insist, it is not Florentino.”
“It is impossible that I will end up coaching Real Madrid, but I am not saying that in a bad way it is something that I have always accepted since I was a coach.” There have been some calls for Raul Gonzalez to be promoted from his role with Castilla before Carlo Ancelotti returned as head coach, but Michel believes Real Madrid should focus their efforts on refreshing their squad. “I don’t know if Raul should have been promoted,” he said. “Just like I don’t know who makes these decisions. I think at the moment in a club like Real Madrid, and it is a problem for the coach if they don’t make changes to the squad.”