Real Madrid have officially sacked Castilla manager – Alberto Toril after a poor start to 2013-14 Segunda Division campaign. The final straw came this weekend after an abysmal 6-0 loss to Eibar. Castilla currently sit at the bottom of the table.
Toril had taken over in January 2011 and then led Castilla to Segunda Division after finishing top of the table in their group of Segunda Division B. Later, Castilla won on playoffs to return to Segunda.
Having had a poor start last year too and then recovering, Castilla finished 8th in the table.
Toril as an ex-player of Real Madrid was aware of the expectations of the job and had been handling other youngster teams at that time. His arrival saw an improvement in quality of youngsters at the club with the likes of Jese Rodriguez, Alvaro Morata, Dani Carvajal, Nacho Fernandez, Alex Fernandez amongst others.
Real Madrid’s official statement read:
Real Madrid Football Club wish to inform that Alberto Toril is no longer the coach of Real Madrid Castilla.
The club has offered Alberto Toril the option of continuing to work for the club in his role as Director of Training at the Real Madrid Academy.
Jose Manuel Diaz, who until now has coached Real Madrid C, will take over as coach of Real Madrid Castilla
There have been more constitutional and management errors for Castilla’s poor showing than anything to do with Alberto Toril’s capabilities of managing a team. More on that, soon.