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Real Madrid Sack Bernd Schuster, Quietly Redefine the Concept of Failing Upward

Bernd Schuster is out at Real Madrid, according to Goal.com. But are they really going to replace him with Juande Ramos?

UPDATE: Yes, but only on a six-month contract. Word seems to be that Calderón opposed the move but succumbed to a power play by Peđa Mijatović. I love Real Madrid. It’s like covering the Byzantine Empire.

I’ll try to put together some thoughts on the Ramos situation later. At the moment, I’m just reeling…I feel like Darren Farley turning around and seeing Rafa Benítez looming over his shoulder.

Anyway, the Clásico should be interesting this weekend…

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Real Madrid Sack Bernd Schuster, Quietly Redefine the Concept of Failing Upward

by Brian Phillips · December 9, 2008

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