Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted that he is struggling to find a coach suitable for managing his star-studded squad.
“The club have developed a system in which we have made talent our priority and there aren’t many coaches around who are capable of administrating that talent,” Perez told Telemadrid on Monday.
“Real Madrid has to have a team that not only wins, but also provides spectacle and entertainment.
“The person who coaches Real Madrid needs to be disciplined, rigorous and professional. Coaching a collection of talented players isn’t easy as they have a lot of personality and it is an art to make them play together.
“I will continue looking for a suitable coach until I find one.”
Real have employed five different coaches since Vicente del Bosque departed two and a half years ago and in that period the club have failed to win a major trophy.
The current man in charge is former reserve team coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro who took charge on a caretaker basis last week following the sacking of former Brazilian Vanderlei Luxemburgo.
Perez said he did not rule out the possibility of him remaining as coach in the longer term.
“The board decided that Lopez Caro would replace Luxemburgo on a provisional basis and they will meet again at the end of the year to analyse the situation,” Perez added.
“You can never predict what will happen in the world of football. Lopez Caro is a club man and he has done an extraordinary job with the reserve team and we have decided to give him our confidence.”
Perez played down talk about the club signing Keane.
“No one has talked about the matter (signing Keane) and we aren’t going to until after our next two matches,” he said.
“If we signed all the players the press said we are interested in then we would have a squad of 60 players.
“I don’t know any player who would not like to come to Real Madrid, but they all want to appear in the papers and then believe that when they do they are going to sign for Madrid.
“The experience I have shows that no one leaves the club in December and that we have only ever signed one player then and that is (Thomas) Gravesen.”
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