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Eintracht Frankfurt looking to secure Raul Gonzalez Blanco as first team coach next season—report

The Castilla manager is drawing suitors from Germany

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Raul Gonzalez Blanco has received interest from a German club, namely Eintracht Frankfurt, who currently sit 4th in the Bundesliga. The club have offered the Real Madrid legend a large project and the opportunity for a “stepping stone” in his coaching career, according to a report from Goal Alemania.

After winning the UEFA Youth League last summer, Raul took the reins at Castilla for the 2020-2021 season. Many of the “golden generation” from the UEFA Youth League team — Antonio Blanco, Sergio Arribas, Miguel Guttierrez, Victor Chust, and Marvin Park among others — were promoted to Raul’s new-look Castilla side. Raul successfully guided the team out of the initial group stages from the first half of the season and they are now attempting to qualify for the play-offs which would give the team the opportunity to ascend to Segunda.

The report from Goal Alemania, states that Eintracht Frankfurt have been following Raul’s progress closely for over a year. The German club and the Castilla manager are expected to get together for a meeting after the season ends. Eintracht Frankfurt may be a different side next year with Andre Silva likely departing along with the departure of sporting director Bobic, and current manager Adi Hutter. They want to build a new and exciting project, with Raul at the forefront of those plans. The opportunity to manage in the Champions League or Europa League and compete in the German top division may be too tantalizing for Raul to say no to at this stage of his career. Earlier in the year, another German club, Schalke, had reportedly made an approach for Raul but conclusive talks never materialized. Without a doubt, the Frankfurt role would be a bigger opportunity and provide Raul the chance to cut his teeth in one of Europe’s top 5 leagues.

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