Ex-Real Madrid star and club legend Raul Gonzalez firmly believes that newly appointed Los Blancos manager Rafa Benitez will succeed as the club manager. Real Madrid took the decision of sacking Carlo Ancelotti from the helm of affairs after the club failed to win any trophies this season. Spaniard Rafa Benitez who was in charge of Napoli until this season was appointed as the new manager. Regarding Benitez’s appointment, Raul opined: “It was Benitez’s dream to manage Real Madrid, and his successes at the other teams he has managed have eventually brought him to Real Madrid, and he will certainly build a very competitive and winning team. “He was the manager when I made my debut and played my only game for Real Madrid B [Castilla], against Palamos. He is a very keen and methodical manager. He likes to have the whole squad ready and able to play. “I believe you have to be optimistic. And hopefully we can lift lots […]

[From the archives] Raul Gonzalez was the heartbeat of Real Madrid. THT takes a look back and pays tribute to the legend's career in this edition of TheHardTackle's Heroes Special.

Transfer Watch – Real Madrid

Every summer is incomplete without a mention of the famed transfer policy of the Los Blancos, which involves bringing in more stars into an already star-studded squad. However, things in the current Real Madrid transfer scenario seem to have changed this time around, as TheHardTackle's guest author Vikas Shashidhar points out in his article.