Real is ruled by a cabal of madmen and amoral shysters straight out of Herzog’s Aguirre, The Wrath of God. They have no allegiance to anything or anyone, not even to a title it would appear.
Real’s vote of confidence in Bernd Schuster should be taken with a huge grain of salt. Vincente Del Bosque, Real’s most successful coach in recent history was fired the day after he won them the Liga. Then Real went on their Los Galacticos irrational exuberance which failed to win a title, changing seven coaches in four years till Fabio Capello came and whipped the players into getting them one and was then promptly let go.
The ungracious Calderon had this to say after Capello’s departure.
“We sacked Capello because it wasn’t him that won the league but the players,” Calderon said of England’s new manager. “Schuster’s team play better football.”
Schuster is now under tremendous pressure as Real have slipped to fourth after losing to Real Valadollid. One has to ask Calderon whether he still believes they are playing better football because they are not. But then one has to ask this question to a sane person, not a psychotic.
One of Schuster’s biggest fans is Maradona who got to know him well through his days at Barca. “They tried to pass the German as mad to kick him out of football. He was crazy, just like me: he was my partner in the struggle against Nunez and an extraordinary player all over the pitch.” (Excerpted from Maradona: The Autobiography of Soccer’s Greatest and Most Controversial Star’).
Schuster should leave Real because he is running up against an establishment that makes Josip Nunez look reasonable.