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Managing Madrid Podcast 7/22...Part 2!

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In Part 2 of this all-madridista mega-podcast, I chat with my dad, Jacques, about the Liga finances, and what they mean for being a Real Madrid fan. We also touched on Madrid's political history (and how that is intricately tied in to the perception of the team), especially in terms of the economic side of soccer.

If you're interested in learning about being a Real Madrid fan throughout the years--and what it meant to Spain generally to even have a soccer league during the dictatorship--take a listen. And don't think we just talked Real Madrid, so if you're a fan of anyone else in the Liga (or Europe in general!), check it out.

Remember, if you have a question, or want to make a comment about the podcast, send us an email at'll probably read and discuss it on the show!

Some breaking Mourinho-related news after the jump:

So Real Madrid have just announced that "Don José Mourinho has been named Head of Football Operations." This is the second important promotion for "Don José" this off-season, as he seems to be winning the organizational battles that he lost at Chelsea.

Oliver Kay of The Times suggested as much via Twitter this morning:

Mourinho lost his power struggles at Chelsea, but he's just been made head of football operations (as well as coach) at Real Madridless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Hopefully, this is the beginning of a long and productive relationship between Madrid's higher-ups and our enigmatic coach. It also begs the question: what does Zinedine Zidane do again?

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