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Sad ending to a glorious episode: On the end of Pablo Lasso's journey at Real Madrid Israel today


The coach's wonderful career came to a surprising and dramatic end, claiming: "I have a medical certificate from the doctors who treated me, that I can coach in any club professionally" • Healthy or not, can coach or not - this is the debate in Spain • and also: Him already in the next season in another team?

Exciting photos were seen on June 19 at the Wisnik Center, a Real Madrid auditorium.

In the last minute of the game in which they defeated Barcelona and secured a championship, Pablo Lasso emerged from the locker rooms and moved the fans.

The coach, who was prevented from managing the final series due to a recent heart attack, was nonetheless a partner in the immense joy with the return of the championship that ended Real’s excellent season.

On June 5, the 54-year-old coach had a heart attack.

After a few days in the hospital he was released in good condition, but with an instruction not to return to the lines this season.

On the other hand it was clear that he is coming back for next season and not just because of the contract he has.

Lasso is perhaps the greatest Real coach.

He brought the club back to being a European powerhouse and is the coach with the longest PSA in the Euroleague - 11 seasons at the same club.

The coach, who was an expert in crisis management including one deep and big last season, has twice won the Euroleague, six championships and six trophies, coached the longest at the club apart from the legendary Lulu Saines (14 seasons) and raised and revealed many players to the world - including Luca Doncic.

No one had any doubt that if he went through last season's crisis without even thinking about firing him and after the season ended with a Euroleague final and championship then he continues.

Maybe continue until when he wants at the club.


No one thought such a successful season would end in dismissal, Photo: EPA

So, when yesterday (Monday) at noon news began to emerge that the coach was finishing his way in Real it was very very surprising.

By this evening it had already become official and it turned out that a glorious episode ended in a jarring chord.

A glorious career at the club ended in bitter taste, with politics apparently playing a major role.

"Only for medical reasons," Real announced when she explained her termination.

According to the club, after consultation with doctors and experts the continuation of the coach's work poses a risk to his health.

The club has announced that they will meet all the financial obligations to the coach according to his contract for next season. 

The thing is, on the other side is Lasso, who tells the club that he too is backed by medical opinions and that he feels great and can continue his work: Went on his own and put an end to more than a decade of coaching at the club.

Congratulations on sharing with everyone around the world with the full and express confirmation of the medicines that I have been waiting for to be able to train professionally in any balancing club.

- Pablo Laso (@pablolaso) July 5, 2022

Real, who is considered a role model for management, and who has always received many compliments on the back that she gave to the coach in difficult times - has received many reviews in the media since the decision.

Her move is not well received by public opinion and is defined as one-sided.

"Lasso has earned that he is the one who has to decide on his future," tweeted one of the reporters, and today the Spanish press quoted the coach's cardiologist as saying he was "100 percent fit to return to training."

JC Carroll, who played for him for 10 years, was quoted as saying: "Only Lasso can decide his future."

Behind the scenes there are stories that Real just got on the wave.

In Spain, it is said that the club's decision to end the coach's career would have been made even without the heart attack story and there are reports of disagreements between him and the management during the season that led the club to the conclusion that this is the end of his career with the Blancos.

Now, some questions arise.

Will things deteriorate into lawsuits and media conflict and will Pablo Lasso stand on the lines of another team as early as next season.

The story is not over, it is probably just beginning.

Were we wrong?


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Source: israelhayom

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