Antic’s milestone: only he directed Real Madrid, Atlético and Barcelona

first_imgRadomir Antic’s career in LaLiga was extensive and with all kinds of results, but in it the Serbian achieved something that no one else has got Until now: having trained the three greats of Spanish football, Real Madrid, Atlético and Barcelona. And with Ramón Mendoza, Jesús Gil and Joan Gaspart as bosses. There is nothing … None of these was his first bench in Spain, but premiered at Zaragoza. After two years in the Aragonese capital, Madrid called him in the spring of 1991 to lead the team to replace Di Stéfano. There something also unexpected happened for a technician: he was fired … when the team was leading. “They kicked me out because of the pressure, because they said we were not playing well. Mendoza made the decision,” he recalled in a recent interview with AS. Then he was three years at Real Oviedo and The opportunity came at Atlético. Jesús Gil recruited him after the scare of the previous year, 94-95, in which the rojiblancos fought to avoid relegation to Segunda until the last day. And the Serbian worked a miracle, with the signings of Molina, Santi, Roberto, Penev and, above all, a hitherto unknown Pantic, the team achieved the League Double, which had not been won since 1974, and the Cup. The team surprised by its mastery of the set piece, with Milinko as absolute leader, and a lethal counterattack. Antic completed three seasons and would still return in the next two to try to straighten out the Sacchi and Ranieri projects.center_img Too was called to the rescue at Barça, in 2002-03. He caught the team at the start of the second lap 15th three points down, with Puyol, Xavi, De Boer, Mendieta, Riquelme, Kluivert, Saviola … in the team. The azulgrana climbed the table to finish sneaking sixth, with a ticket to UEFA. Laporta’s arrival removed him from the bench despite having fulfilled the task.last_img read more

Chelsea set to complete free signing of former England No.1

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland After six years at Upton Park he moved across London to QPR for a further four seasons.He left Loftus Road in 2016 to spend a year a Leeds before heading to Huddersfield 12 months ago. REVEALED Green began his career with Norwich City and made over 200 appearances for the Canaries before the Hammers brought him to the capital in 2006.After impressing in the East End as the club valiantly battled relegation, he was called up to the England squad by Fabio Capello.At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he was picked ahead of David James as the first-choice glovesman, but made an absolutely dreadful mistake to allow Clint Dempsey to equalise during the Three Lions’ first group game. LIVING THE DREAM LATEST targets 2 The former West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers shot-stopper was considering hanging up his gloves.According to The Sun, after receiving a call from the Blues, the offer proved too good to run down.Eduardo and Jamal Blackman have headed out on loan so he will purely be used as cover for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero.The 2018 World Cup Golden Glove winner is set to remain as No.1 at Stamford Bridge, despite reports suggesting a move to Real Madrid could be on the cards. Green allows Dempsey’s shot to cross the line in South Africa Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Green was at Huddersfield Town last season, after spells with Leeds and QPR before Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Rob Green is set to sign for Chelsea in a stunning move.The 38-year-old, who spent last season on the bench at Huddersfield Town, is heading back to London to provide cover at Stamford Bridge. targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on 2last_img read more