UEFA dedicates chapter to iconic Spanish coach
My piece for MARCA
In a new book called 'The Greatest Coaches in History' published by UEFA, the former Spain and Real Madrid boss Vicente Del Bosque is profiled in the final chapter.
The chapter notes his ability to bring the best out of exceptional talents to mould them into exceptional teams, and includes glowing words from several players who've played under the recently departed Spain manager.
Steve McManaman, who won two Champions Leagues under his tutelage at Real, said that there should be statues in his honour in every town in Spain.
"We reached seventh heaven on July 12 2010," said Iker Casillas, referring to the World Cup final in South Africa.
"He was equally calm in the difficult times and the moments of glory, he helped all the players and the fans.”
Xavi also spoke about the man behind the public persona.
"He's the most human person I've ever come across in a dressing room and the world of football.”
The Brazilian Ronaldo only played a single year under him, but was no less effusive in his praise.
"I think he's the coach who understood me the best," he said.
"All the players loved him because he did what needed to be done with the least amount of fuss."
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