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Managing Madrid Podcast: Big picture discussions on the future of Real Madrid post Kroos and Modric

Matt and Ruben host a new podcast segment looking at big picture items related to Real Madrid’s past, present, and future.


On this episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Matt Wiltse and Ruben Skjerping discuss:

  • Becoming a Real Madrid fan in the early 2000’s
  • Valuing Toni Kroos and Luka Modric — two of the greatest in football history, not just club history.
  • Longevity and consistency more important than brief peak?
  • The under-rated skill of staying healthy year after year
  • Was Modric or Kroos ever booed by the Bernabeu?
  • The demands inside and outside the club and the culture ingrained into players when they walk through the doors of any Real Madrid facility or enter the Real Madrid bubble.
  • Examples of players and managers who crumbled under the Bernabeu pressure
  • Potentially losing Kroos-Modric-Benzema (and Ancelotti) in the same summer
  • The best option for Real Madrid in the next era? “Soft-hand”, Zidane-esque manager or “Hard, rigid” Jose Mourinho / Capello esque manager
  • Curios to what a 3rd Ancelotti season looks like
  • What constitutes success in the future? Have we been spoiled for the last decade? What should expectations be?
  • Florentino’s reign coming to an end soon, who could be his successor?
  • Underrated moments from the 2006-2008 era
  • And more.

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Ruben Skjerping

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