The cost of chasing Guardiola

Real Madrid has spent €460M during Pep Guardiola's time at Barcelona. Number of title they won during this time? 1. Something is wrong

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Here is an amazing stat: Real Madrid has spent €460M during Pep Guardiola‘s time at Barcelona. Number of title they won during this time? 1.

Sport says that during Guardiola’s time in charge of Barca, Real have gone through two presidents, three coaches, while Barca’s outlay one new players was €371M. Number of trophies won: 13 out of possible 16.

The numbers show, it’s better to grow a team than to invest hundred of millions on great players.

This all means Real Madrid MUST install a systematic youth development program, that will provide a more fertile ground to grow their kids under the same principles and style.

It will also help the club in the transfer market, as the team would only buy players that fit the system and not the coach’s caprices.

It might not happen during the Mourinho-era, but after he will add a few trophies to team’s name, the club’s hierarchy might be more relaxed and let the revised youth system form a strong base for the first squad.

It will cost a lot less than €460M and will bring a lot more trophies than 1.

One Comment

  1. Danillo Batista added these pithy words on January 18, 2012 | Permalink

    And while that doesn’t start, they could at least use a starting XI basis

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