The only coaches who have approached Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in history

The only coaches who have approached Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in history
Radomir Antic and Ramon Mendoza in his time as coach and president of the Real Madrid (madridistareal)

Last update April 7, 2020 by Javier Argudo

Few weeks ago we wrote about the only two players who have played in the three biggest clubs in Spain. Today devote this article to remind the only two coaches who have approached Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Of course it is quite striking that the list is so small.

Radomir Antic

For the Serbian coach it is very curious. Not only he addressed Real Madrid Y FC Barcelona it is also the only one in history who has sat on the bench of these two and the Atletico Madrid completing the trio of great.

Radomir Antic Spain reached mid-season 1990-1991 to replace a legend like Alfredo Di Stéfano at Real Madrid. The equipment was in the middle of sorting and managed to climb to third place. The most curious came the next season (1991-1992) in which he was dismissed in the day 19. The amazing thing about the matter is that his team was leading the classification.

But nevertheless, according to textual words of then-President Ramon Mendoza, the team did not play well. Coincidence or not, Real Madrid ended up losing that set Liga (the first of two in Tenerife) with Leo Beenhakker coaching.

The breakthrough came in the season 1995-1996. As coach of the Atletico Madrid got the historic double (Champion League and Cup King).

But nevertheless, Focusing on the objective of Article, Radomir Antic He became one of only two coaches who have targeted Real Madrid Y Barcelona In the season 2002-2003. Specific, On arrival at the Camp Nou It occurred in January 2003 to replace the Dutch Louis van Gaal.


Less known, surely for exercising their profession technician many years, It is the case Enrique Fernandez. The Uruguayan coach arrived in Spain in the season 1947-1948 to take over the FC Barcelona to which he champions in 2 of the 3 campaigns directed.

A few years later, In the season 1953-1954, he got the opportunity to lead the Real Madrid. In fact it was the first technician who had Alfredo Di Stéfano in Spain. Fernández He coached two seasons merengue and the team was league champion in both. yes, to the same happened with old, It would be dismissed in the 1954-1955 with his leadership team. His last experience in Spain was a few years later (1959-1960) when he went to the Real Betis.

SAMITIER, Juande Ramos and Mourinho

Other striking cases trainer who worked on the coaching staff of both clubs are the Pepe Samitier, Juande Ramos and Jose Mourinho. The first and was player of both entities and retired once coached the FC Barcelona In addition to acting as a technical secretary and later the culé Real Madrid.

Juande Ramos It is one of the closest he has been to enter the select list of the only coaches to have sat on both benches. Technical It was the subsidiary of the Barça (although he never reached the first team) and subsequently trained the Real Madrid.

By last, Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese worked as a translator and assistant coach of the Barça to orders Bobby Robson. Years later, and as first technical, he led Real Madrid set.

Javier Argudo

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