Reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid have sacked Bernd Schuster as their coach, according to latest reports emerging from Spain.
It has been reported that after a series of meetings on Tuesday morning, the Real Madrid hierarchy came to a conclusion to sack the German. This comes after a run of poor results and the German uttering some damaging and controversial remarks off the pitch.
Real Madrid are currently fifth in the league, 9 points off the pace with archrivals FC Barcelona in sole possession of the pole position. They were defeated 4-3 by Sevilla at the weekend and after the match Schuster said that Real were certainly not going to win against Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday.
Former Sevilla and Tottenham Hotspur coach Juande Ramos has been appointed as the new coach of the Merengues.
But should Schuster have been sacked? Well, given the run of results yes but there is more than meets the eye. After all, the former Barcelona midfielder was never really in control of the transfer dealings. Moreover, they have been a number of injuries to key players which has left the squad quite depleted.
In any case, Schuster has paid for Real’s poor form and for his comments off the pitch. Juande Ramos replaces him. So can Ramos revive Madrid’s title challenge?