Following last night’s embarrassing exit from the King’s Cup at the hands of Segunda B, Real Madrid’s board members have reportedly given coach, Bernd Schuster an ultimatum to drag the team out of crisis immediately, or risk facing the sack.
The Primera Liga champions, who have won the cup 17 times, fell at the last-32 stage on away goals on Tuesday following a 6-6 aggregate draw.
Marca’s radio program, La Futbolería has reported that the Madrid hierarchy gathered for a brief emergency meeting immediately after the game to discuss the team’s critical situation.
It is believed that the board members will consider firing Schuster if he fails to guide his team to victory at Real Valladolid this coming Saturday.
During the post-match conference last night, Schuster claimed he was confident he will remain at the helm.
“I have no doubts that I will continue at my job, but I understand that other people have their doubts,” he said.
“It’s logical for them to doubt the team and my work… but we’ll see.”
The Spanish press are claiming the defeat is the most shameful in Real Madrid’s history, and a poll on Marca’s website shows that over 75 per cent of fans believe it is the biggest embarrassment the club has ever faced.