Castilla coach Raul ready for the first-team job; new-look Real Madrid could feature mainly youngsters

Raul Gonzalez (Real Castilla)-Spanish La Liga Segunda Division B
Raul Gonzalez (Real Castilla)-Spanish La Liga Segunda Division B. | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Raul Gonzalez looks ready to manage Real Madrid

Castilla coach and Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez looks ready to take the next big step in his career – managing the first team – after an impressive campaign in the Spanish third division.

Raul is now closer to inspire Madrid’s reserves side to promotion to Segunda Division.

Elsewhere at the first team, Zinedine Zidane is said to be considering a departure this summer even if Los Blancos win the La Liga. 

Although Madrid’s hierarchy doesn’t want the French manager to leave the club, there appear to be no contingency plans to replace him.

It might look like a risky decision as the pressure to win both the La Liga and Champions League would be certainly on for the incoming manager; Raul looks worth the bet.

Real Madrid’s overhaul could feature only youngsters and marquee players

The Spanish capital club is poised for a significant overhaul this summer after failing to sign any player in the previous two transfer windows.

With changes needed in every department, firstly, Los Blancos are keen on offloading the fringe players like Isco and Marcelo, whose importance has withered this season. Eden Hazard, who has endured a rough spell since moving from Chelsea, could also leave alongside Mariano Diaz and Luka Jovic.

At the same time, Madrid are expected to sign any of Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe as a marquee signing, who could breathe fresh life to the attack.

Youngsters like Marvin Park, Miguel Gutierrez, Bruno Iglesias, Victor Chust, Sergio Arribas and Antonio Blanco could also enjoy more game time next season.