Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has dimissed reports that his job is under threat by revealing that club president, Ramon Calderon, has given him assurances that he will remain in charge even if his side fail to win the league title this season.
“A little while ago Ramon Calderon told me that even if we didn’t win the league I would stay on at Real Madrid because this is a project and we are building a team,” Schuster told Radio Marca.
“We still have to complete the second phase of building a team this summer and I’m convinced that we will do it with the league title under our belts. I enjoy the full confidence of my president and I don’t need anything more.”
Spanish media have reported that Schuster would be fired if Real fail to win the league title.
Real Madrid’s lead over Barcelona at the top of the table has been reduced from eight points to four after five defeats in eight games and Schuster’s tactical acumen has come under scrutiny in the Spanish press.
Last season coach Fabio Capello was sacked despite leading Real to the title for the first time in four years.