Garitano, the blur of Olabe

The Real is measured on Thursday in Mendizorrotza to an Alavés who knows that he will have him as closely studied as Osasuna last weekend. And is that your coach, Asier
Garitano, is one of those technicians who analyzes the adversary to the extreme to try to minimize his virtues, as he did Jagoba
Get down with the rojillos in Anoeta last Sunday. In addition, the babazorro coach knows first-hand a good part of the members of the San Sebastian campus, who was in charge for six months two years ago, from July to December 2018. His ephemeral passage through the Real portrays a blur in the first big decision he had to make Robert
Olabe when he returned from Ecuador to become Real's football director. He hit the second, with Imanol
Sheriff, who took the final reins of the first team in January 2019.

Garitano was chosen by Olabe for the Real bench after the 2017/18 campaign, when Aperribay he struck down with a stroke Eusebius as a coach and Loren as sports director. The problem was that the Bergara coach was neither the first nor the second option that they managed at Real. The President met on numerous occasions with Unai
Emery And he was excited for the third time in his contract, but a juicy offer from Arsenal ended that hope. The second possibility, that of Javi
Grace, which the English Watford ended up renovating just a few months before dismissing him.

The relationship started flawed because Garitano was neither the first (Emery) nor the second option (Gracia)

It was not the best of the beginnings and especially considering that the style of play of Garitano, more reactive than proactive, very aware of the opponent, did not match that line always present in Real, of prominence with the ball and dominance. Some weighty players like Illarramendi, Zurutuza and Willian
José They already rebelled during the preseason and asked the coach for a turn in his behavior, a way of playing more in line with what they felt and were used to.

Fulminated in full Christmas break

During the Christmas break and with the Royal 15th and after a sad baggage of five wins, four draws and 8 defeats, a triumph in eight games at home, Garitano, unexpectedly for him, he was removed from the Royal. Precisely his last match in command of Real was against Alavés (0-1), his current team. “I assume today's decision and the one we made six months ago, looking to the future is a decision that we had to make, a painful decision on a personal level because it is not pleasant, honestly,” he said then. Olabe. “The decision to choose Imanol it is related to the improvement of the game and the vision of the game ”, he added. Asier He made the decision and assured that he did not hold a “grudge” against Real. In fact, he stayed to live in Donostia during that year.

The one from Bergara answered in his own elegant way to his former boss in MD: “The only thing I agree with Olabe is that Real now has a good coach, Imanol” The most acidic taunt was: “I often say that the worst thing is not that they kick you out, but what they later say about why they kicked you out.”

In the first round of this championship, the Real de Imanol passed over Alavés de Garitano in Anoeta (3-0, with so many Oyarzabal -2 and Willian
José). Asier He wants to cook his revenge on a cold plate on Thursday in Gasteiz.