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FAILED SIGNING IN 2018

The surprising refusal of Julian Nagelsmann to Real Madrid

Published:14/02/2020 - 17:52h

Updated:14/02/2020 - 17:52h

Real Madrid was looking for a coach in the summer of 2018, and one of its first options responded with a surprising refusal. Julian Nagelsmann did not want to be the replacement of Zinedine Zidane and the whites signed Julen Lopetegui

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The Real Madrid is used to to appear between the big hosts of the market of signings, and in 2018 his aims were in the benches. Of surprising form after attaining several titles and records in Santiago Bernabéu, Zinedine Zidane decided to sack of the changing room, what forced to Florentino Pérez to look for a successor. They were a lot of those that sounded, and between the tanteados there was one that left an unexpected answer.

In an interview conceded to 'The Independent' Julian Nagelsmann has recognised that it was contacted by the whites, to which said 'no' after meditarlo thoroughly. To his 32 years, the preparador Bavarian stands out by his precocity and because it has led several successful projects, since now it is litigating by the Bundesliga with the Leipzig after despuntar does some years with the Hoffenheim, to where called the 'merengues'.

The technician has argued the reason of his refusal to a historical group, and has revealed that it wants to grow and be totally prepared before launching to an adventure without margin of error: "it Is normal that if the Real Madrid calls you, think it, at the beginning surprised me, it sopesé and did not feel me comfortable with the decision to go there. I want to improve and if you go to the Real Madrid immediately, there is not time to improve like trainer".

"You do not have the opportunity to become better, already have to be the best. Right now I am not the best, but admit that I want to be one of the best in the future. If you go to the Real Madrid or to the Barcelona, the fans, the media and those that take the decisions do not give you time to turn into you this", has explained, recalcando that the pressure can be a danger more than a stimulus to surpass .

"If you go to the Real Madrid or to the Barcelona, do not have time to improve, already have to be the best"

"Only they want to win each party, titles, win the League of Champions... If you do not win, you can not argue that you still are young and that are developing. In the world of the football is not easy to plan a career, because it is very impredecible, but have to try it", has commented, and has ensured that his priority is to look on a long-term basis and that no arrepiente to having left happen a train of which is difficult that return.

"The main is to give the correct steps, no the biggest steps. The Real Madrid is probably one of the highest steps that can give , so I thought 'fulfil 31 years, go to the Real and from there to where?'", it has added, before finalising with another key question: "The language is very important for me. It likes me communicate me, am very expressive with my players. Still I can not speak Spanish, only know to say 'hello, what such'. So it had been the most important step, but no the correct".

The Real Madrid broke after the goodbye of Zidane

The goodbye of Zidane and the 'no' of Nagelsmann broke to the Real Madrid, that had to react urgently and recover to the marsellés. His relief, with included controversy, went Julen Lopetegui, with the one who neither had the patience that demands the germano and finish in the street ahead of time. Also it ran his same luck Santiago Solari, the alternative to the Gipuzkoan before the turn of the Frenchman, that still keeps in the charge.

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