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Raul Returns To Real Madrid

Raul will take his first steps in coaching with the former striker preparing to take over as a youth coach at his former club Real Madrid in the summer.

The club legend is due to to gain his relevant coaching badges in April with the Spanish FA elite course that reserves places for former international players or those that have spent 10 years in La Liga.

From there he will take over Madrid’s Juvenil B side (16-18 age group) according to Marca, with current boss Alvaro Benito being promoted to the A team (17-19).

The reshuffle comes as a result of Real Madrid B being about to lose manager Santiago Solari. He is likely to be replaced by another club legend in the shape of Guti, who moves up from his coaching role with Juvenil A.

Guti has impressed those within the club as well as outside. Spanish lower-league teams are thought to be interested in the former midfielder but the 41-year-old would rather stay at Madrid with a lack of La Liga jobs available.

Having returned to the club last year, where he spent 18 years on the books, Raul has been studying the Bernabeu outfit’s youth set-up, taking in training sessions as well as traveling with the senior team.

The 40-year-old joined the club from Atletico Madrid as a youth player in 1992 before signing professional terms two years later and going on to score 323 goals in 741 appearances.