Friday, December 6, 2019

Luis and Juan Carlos are buddies

SoccerNews in La Liga 24 Jun 2008

22 Views

If Spanish coach Luis Aragones greeted King Juan Carlos like an old friend following his team's quarter-final shootout success over Italy that's because that's just what they are, reporters Tuesday quoted him as saying.

Explained Aragones: “I already knew him. I have even gone out to eat with him sometimes along with (Real Madrid's legendary striker Alfredo) di Stefano.”

Aragones is set to quit the national team after the championships for Turkish first division side Fenerbahce to replace former Brazil international Zico, who wanted a salary increase beyond his reported current 1.9 million euros.

And Aragones revealed that he had once even broached financial matters with the monarch.

“Once he (the king) pinned the gold medal for sport on me and I said: 'Your majesty, wouldn't it be better if they paid us a bit more every month?'”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top