NEWS
Sunday July 28 2019
Raul Gonzalez defeated on Real Madrid Castilla management debut

Raul Gonzalez lost his debut match as boss of Real Madrid Castilla as his side fell to a 2-1 defeat against Mirandes in a pre-season friendly.

The side were without a number of key players including Rodrygo Goes and Takefusa Kubo, while a series of players were either on tour of the United States with the first team or winning the European Championships with Spain’s Under-19 side, as outlined by Marca.

Raul – who enjoyed a 20-year career at the top level – won his first title as a coach when the Juvenil B team won their league title this campaign.

He has now successfully completed his UEFA coaching badges and has assumed the managerial responsibilities at Madrid’s de facto reserve side.

Mirandes were promoted back to Spain’s second tier over the summer with this also being their first pre-season friendly.

The Castilla side compete in Spain’s third tier - the Segunda Division B - and were unsuccessful in a promotion bid to La Liga 123 last season.

Raul played in Madrid's first team for 16 seasons, winning three European Cups, two Club World Cups, a European Super Cup, six league titles and four Copa del Rey crowns.

He has previously coached the club’s Cadete B and Juvenil B teams.

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