EI Real Madrid officially starts its journey in women's football today. A landing that has generated great expectations in this category, in which they will begin to announce their first movements starting tomorrow, July 1. In this way, the plan approved at the Extraordinary Assembly of Members last September, in which The purchase of the Tacon for a value of 300,000 euros was ratified.
Now the focus is on the transfer market. The entity chaired by Florentino has set its sights on national talent and has already begun to negotiate with several jewels of Spanish women's football. According to what AS has learned, the signings of Maite Oroz (Athletic) and Abelleira (Depor) and he would be close to doing the same with Olga Carmona (Seville), Damaris (Athletic), Eva Navarro (Levante), Ivana Andrés (Levante) or Marta Cardona and Nahikari García, both from Real Sociedad. Their names could come to the fore in the coming days as the first and historic signings of Real Madrid Femenino.
No change in stadium and technical direction
Starting today, Real Madrid will have its own women's team, taking the place at the Primera Iberdrola del Tacon, which has trained and played its matches this season at Campo 11 in Valdebebas. This fact will not change with the new white team that, in principle, will not play at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium. However, it is not ruled out that the D.C. Real Madrid temple and even the Santiago Bernabéu stadium open for special matches for the women's team.
Nor does it seem that the technical direction will vary, with the continuity of David Aznar as a coach. The Madrid coach, who managed to ascend to Tacon to First and managed to stay in the top flight, seems to be chosen to direct the Madrid outfit, as AS has learned. His renewal presented doubts but, despite the fact that Toña Is was very well positioned to be his substitute, the white club has opted to give continuity to the technical direction, with which they have worked hand in hand during last season.
David started his career precisely at Real Madrid in 2003, leading the children's team. In 2005 he went to Talavera with the children's team, also being director of grassroots football. Between 2007 and 2011 he was in the Atlético youth academy, passing through the children's and youth. Then I pass through Leganés B, the youth from Majadahonda and the youth from AD Alcorcón. Years later, between 2011 and 2016, Aznar was a coach at the Technification School of the Royal Spanish Football FederationHe and, after a year as a member of the coaching staff of the first team at Getafe in the Second Division, was chosen as coach of Madrid U18.
One year he was in charge of the Madrid team before Ana Rosell's call for Tacon. It was her first experience in women's football, a category in which she has managed to make history. In his first season in command of the team taconero got the long-awaited and necessary promotion, which would validate the absorption of the club by Real Madrid. And, now, it seems that he will be the one who takes the reins of the first women's team in Madrid's history.
During the last weeks we have attended several farewells at El Tacon. A total of six players have announced their farewell to the taconero team and, with him, they have left behind the possibility of being part of Real Madrid Femenino. They were the defense Marina, the goalkeeper Ana Valles, the side Esther, the forward Patri Carballo, the midfielder Ainoa Campo and the defense Ohale. They will not be the only ones to say goodbye to the white dressing room since the Madrid club has adjusted the squad in all its demarcations. Arrivals are expected on all lines, from goal to attack. In all these incorporations, the national market has been attended, although without ruling out the arrival of foreigners. In this way, the white club would raise a locker room with national and international talent, with the continuity of players like the Swedish Asllani and Jakobsson. The second of them has been the great pillar of the Tacon this season and will be one of the pieces that shape the new Madrid team in this category.
The goal of Real Madrid Femenino
The Madrid entity wants to make the leap in a big way, leaving behind the goals and fighting for the salvation of the Tacon, which has finished in tenth position after the suspension of the season by Covid-19. The objective now is to be able to compete with Barça and Atlético de Madrid for dominance of Spanish women's football. And, for this, the Madrid club offices are already working on an ambitious project. “The time has come to build a team that everyone is proud of,” said Florentino at the Assembly. A few words that summarize the great intention of the white club: to form a competitive team. It will be difficult to arrive and kiss the saint, especially after the high level of the league this year. However, and despite the fact that there will be no pressure to win titles immediately, there is a clear aspiration to be one of the three teams that gets the passport to play the Champions League.