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Managing Madrid Podcast: Matteo Bonetti and John Carlin: Inter Preview and White Angels

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Kiyan Sobhani and Matteo Bonetti preview the Inter game on Wednesday; Matt Wiltse interviews author John Carlin on his book ‘White Angels’

Real Madrid v FC Internazionale: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

This episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast comes in two parts.

Part One (Matteo Bonetti of ESPN and Kiyan Sobhani preview the Inter game)

  • How surprising is Inter’s season?
  • Antonio Conte’s rigidity
  • How much of a difference will Romelu Lukaku make?
  • Inter’s weak links
  • Achraf Hakimi vs Ferland Mendy
  • Arturo Vidal vs Real Madrid
  • Sandro Tonali
  • And more.

Part Two (Matt Wiltse interviews John Carlin on his Real Madrid book ‘White Angels’)

  • Who was David Beckham as a man?
  • Real Madrid’s negotiations for Beckham with Manchester United
  • Jose Angel Sanchez phone call to Florentino
  • Jose Angel Sanchez personality
  • Why did Florentino and Jose Angel Sanchez trust John?
  • Clubs catching on to the power of a brand
  • Advice to Florentino when competing with clubs with unlimited financial resources
  • Florentino’s adoration for Zidane
  • Why has Zidane the coach been so successful?
  • Favorite Real Madrid players’ to interview
  • Florentino Perez’s personality
  • And more.

John Carlin’s book on the Galatico era, White Angels, is a fun look back on the Galactico era and his exposure to the team, Florentino, and the club overall was second to none:


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Hosts this week:

Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo)

Matteo Bonetti (@BonettiESPN)

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

John Carlin