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Team Spotlight: Real Madrid Castilla and its unusual beginnings

Many teams will create their own reserve or ‘B’ teams to help produce youth players, but not Real Madrid Castilla. Instead, they inherited it from Agrupación Deportiva Plus Ultra, originally using them as a feeder club for their young talent. Yet, many Los Blancos legends went through their doors, whether it was on the pitch or in the dugout, and they eventually made it official to take on the famous Real Madrid name.  Amateur feeder club AD Plus Ultra were an amateur team in Madrid, formed in 1930, playing in…

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Team Spotlight: Real Madrid Castilla and the next generation

Real Madrid are taking a page out of their rival’s book, as they are turning to their youth talent, rather than purchasing ready-made, but expensive superstars. Their El Clasico enemy, Barcelona, have long been praised for bringing through world-class youth products, not least the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi and Sergio Busquets. However, while the Catalan side have spent £277.5 million (€307m) on two players, Los Blancos have promoted Achraf Hakimi, Borja Mayoral and Marcos Llorente in recent years from their famed ‘B’ team, Real Madrid Castilla. Transition…

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Real Madrid target Pochettino as Zidane replacement

Real Madrid are targeting Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, should the Los Blancos sack current boss Zinedine Zidane after a poor season so far. Sport reports that president Florentino Perez has already decided that the Frenchman will not be in charge of the Santiago Bernabeu outfit come next season, despite winning two Champions League titles in his first two years. Perez has eyed Joachim Low as their preferred candidate to replace him, but feel they could miss out as he focuses on guiding Germany to a second successive World Cup victory…

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