Real Madrid legend named reserve team manager
Spain legendary striker Raul Gonzalez has returned to Real Madrid as manager of the club's famed reserve team Castilla.
Raul has made the step up in management after previously overseeing the Under-15 side in the Spanish capital.
In taking the position, Raul follows on from the likes of current senior side manager Zinedine Zidane, who cut his managerial teeth with the reserves before stepping up into the Bernabeu hot seat.
Santiago Solari also followed the same path, along with former managers Rafael Benitez, Julen Lopetegui and Vicente del Bosque.
Castilla lost out on promotion to Spain's second tier in the playoffs last season and Raul will not be tasked with leading them out of Segunda Division B.
The forward still stands as Madrid's most capped player of all time with 741 appearances and is the second all-time leading goalscorer behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
After calling time on his Madrid career in 2010, Raul moved to German football where he undertook a brief spell with Schalke.
After bowing out of European football, he moved to Qatari side Al Sadd before bringing down the curtain on his storied career with New York Cosmos.
In his 16 seasons with Madrid, Raul lifted three European Cups, two Club World Cups, six La Liga titles, four Spanish Super Cups and the UEFA Super Cup.
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