Santiago Bernabeu is about to be equalled as the Real Madrid president with the largest number of coaches dismissed, after Florentino Perez sacked Julen Lopetegui.
While Lopetegui is the 71-year-old businessman’s thirteenth coach to be fired, the former Los Blancos president dismissed 16 in his 34 years of presidency.
Bernabeu‘s point of view dictated that the coaches should only be released in case they resigned.
However, of those he appointed over the years, only Miguel Munoz managed to stay for 14 seasons.
Ramon Encinas, Jacinto Quincoces and Baltasar Albeniz (in two tenures), Michael Keeping, Hector Scarone, Juan Antonio Ipina, Enrique Fernandez, Jose Villalonga, Luis Carniglia, Manuel Fleitas Solich, Munoz, Luis Molowny (two spells) and Miljan Miljanic were those dismissed in his era.
Perez, in his first tenure are Real Madrid president (2000-2006), canned six coaches.
Vicente del Bosque stayed for three years, but in the next three, the team was coached by Carlos Queiroz, Jose Antonio Camacho, Mariano Garcia Remon, Vanderley Luxemburgo and Juan Ramon Lopez Caro.
Between 2009 and 2018 Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancellotti and Zinedine Zidane completed their contracts, while Rafael Benitez and Lopetegui have been shown the exit door.
Lorenzo Sanz‘s presidency, from 1995 to 2000, was a period of great instability with Jorge Valdano, Vicente del Bosque, Arsenio Iglesias, Fabio Capello, Jupp Heynckes, Jose Antonio Camacho, Guus Hiddink, John Toshack and del Bosque following each other on the bench.