Albert Celades joins Real Madrid as Julen Lopetegui’s assistant coach. His coaching career is linked to the Spanish youth teams, where he held the position of Under-21s coach from 2014 to 2018. With this age group he was runner-up in Euro 2017. He previously led the Under-16s team. He was also at the World Cups in Brazil and Russia as an assistant coach for the Spanish national team.
As a player he had a remarkable career and was at Real Madrid for four seasons (from 2000 to 2003 and in 2004/05). He played 101 games for the Whites and was part of the squad that won the ninth European Cup. As a Real Madrid player, he also won an Intercontinental Cup, a European Super Cup, two league titles and a Spanish Super Cup.