Michel Salgado: I Will Feel The Madness Of Coaching

Former Real Madrid star Michel Salgado says he knows that he will someday feel the madness of being a coach. The retired footballer is being careful before making the jump into football management. He has his UEFA A and B licenses but admits that the job of coaching is “complicated.”

Salgado says the people he has spoken to confirm that the job is intensive and complicated, requiring coaches to live football 24 hours a day, seven days of the week. He revealed that Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane never expected he would become a manager but that the competition and the game forces players to turn to coaching and then they fall in love with it. Continue reading →

Rida: Real Madrid will bid for Mohamed Salah

The president of the Egyptian FA Hany Abo Rida has revealed that Real Madrid will lodge an attempt to sign Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah in the summer. The 25-year-old linked up with the Reds from AS Roma for nearly £40m in July, and he has since stood out as the leading performer for the Merseyside outfit.

His performances have, as a result, caught the eye of Europe’s elite and Rida suggests that the European champions will test the Reds’ resolve with a tempting offer in the summer, he said: “Real Madrid will make an offer for Salah during the summer. Salah is now looking to improve his game. Obviously if an Egyptian plays for a club as popular around the world as Real Madrid, it’s going to be great for Egyptian football.” Continue reading →

Salgado believes in Zidane

Former Real Madrid player Michel Salgado thinks that Zinedine Zidane is the right man for the job. He made the statement after the French manager has come under intense pressure from Real Madrid fans and media.

Indeed the Spanish giant is currently in a bad run of form which has left them 16 points behind their bitter rival Barcelona. Some fans have even called for the manager to be replaced as they feel that he is not capable of solving their problems.
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Former Real Madrid player Michel Salgado not too long ago voiced his desire to return to the world of football but as a coach as it seems like the Spanish retiree will always be involved in the sport in some way or another.

Michel Salgado retired from the playing grounds back on 2012 with his last club being Blackburn Rovers which is where he spent the final 3 years of his career before eventually hanging up his playing boots.
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An exhibition match that would involve international soccer legends is being planned in Iraq, according to reports.

The game is set to help the war-torn country move past their struggles with war and post-war life issues, according to the organizers of the planned event.

The game is poised to hold on September 9 in the southern city of Basra. Over 65,000 fans are anticipated for the epic show which would see several European soccer legends feature. At a news conference involving retired striker HernanCrespo and Spaniard Michel Salgado, the organizers revealed their intent and plans for the event.

“We are going to give our best along with our Iraqi friends,” Crespo said.

The former Argentina international is well known for his exploits in the game. He featured for Serie A giants Inter Milan and Premier League top side Chelsea in his club football career. He is set to appear at the event to help Iraq with their post-war plans. Continue reading →

Michel Salgado has huge praise towards Zinedine Zidane

Former Real Madrid player Michel Salgado has recently had a few things to say in relation to the current head coach of the Spanish club Zinedine Zidane who has been guiding Real Madrid to a number of major pieces of silverware which is very impressive for someone that has had less than 2 years in charge of Real Madrid and who doesn’t really have big experience in coaching top clubs.

Zinedine Zidane took over Real Madrid back in January of 2016 and so far, the Frenchman has pushed the Spanish club to a number of trophies including: The 2016 edition of the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup of that same year, the 2016-17 La Liga and the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League.

This is an impressive amount of trophies won for a manager that does not really have experience in coaching top clubs such as Zinedine Zidane as the only elite team that the Frenchman has been in charge of has been Real Madrid and everyone has been impressed by what Zidane has accomplished so far, he has been receiving praise from many football figures and Michel Salgado has recently released his thoughts concerning the French manager.

The former Real Madrid player Michel Salgado said: “He could be the man who makes history winning two Champions Leagues back to back, and it is also important at the same time to win La Liga as we miss it. We’ve won just one in the last 10 years and I think it would be important for the club to win it again. One thing is to be successful at Europe, something which delights us, but we should try to dominate in Spain too because the fans deserve it.

“To sum up, Zidane’s work is wonderful, he has been able to lift trophies within just one year and I think it is a period of joy for the club’’


Trig Social Media AB (Publ) is pleased to announce to have appointed legendary Spanish football player, Michel Salgado as ambassador for Trig Money.

The former Real Madrid and Blackburn star will act as a Brand Ambassador for the global Trig Money application that is currently being launched worldwide.

According to Phillip Cook of the online social community, “Salgado brings a significant influence in the UAE and North Africa regions and coupled with his global recognition, this will assist us immensely.”

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Salgado, now a retired footballer, played full-back at Real Madrid and Blackburn Rovers during his professional football career. Nicknamed II Due (two in Italian), he was known for his combative tackling and attacking style of play.

During a 15-year period in Spain, the defender featured in 343 La Liga games with Celta Vigo and Real Madrid, scoring seven goals – represented the La Roja, collecting over 50 caps and appearing in one World Cup and one European Championship. He also played three seasons in England with Blackburn Rovers.

At age 40, he came out of retirement to join Kochi 5s in India’s Premier Futsal League on a three year deal, playing in the tournament alongside football legends – Paul Scholes, Deco, HernanCrespo and Ryan Giggs.

Today, Salgado is active as Director of Football for the Dubai Sports City (DSC) and its Spanish Soccer Schools (SSS). Michel is also an Ambassador for Chevrolet and Adidas for Middle East and North Africa.

He also stars in the football-focused reality show “The Victorious” as a trainer, alongside another legendary football hero, Diego Maradona who is the show’s host and Judge.

Salgado praises Ronaldo

Former Real Madrid player Michel Salgado has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for winning the Ballon d’Or four times.

He said that this is more impressive that he has managed to do this against a player of the quality of Lionel Messi.

He said that this is a proof of Ronaldo’s quality and that this is a legitimate title as different people have voted it. He said that it is never easy to win such a trophy and doing it against a player like Lionel Messi is impressive.

He believes that Cristiano Ronaldo has been the best player in the world over the course of last season and rightly deserve to win this title.

He said that the Portuguese international is a quality player and that he always gives his best whether on the pitch or on the training ground.

Michel Salgado said that he has not spent a lot of time with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he believes that he is a lot like Luis Figo. He said that he is an important player for his club and that just as Luis Figo he has a great winning mentality.

Michel Salgado has also commented on the present Real Madrid team and believes that it is better than the one he played in. He said that there are far more quality players in the Real Madrid team at the moment and that they do not rely on only one goalscorer.

He believes that there is far more consistency in the team at the moment and they should be favorite to win the title. However, he admitted that Barcelona also has a good team and that it would not easy to win the title.

But if Ronaldo remains in top form, he thinks that they could have a great chance of winning the title.


Former Real Madrid player Michel Salgado is set to continue the Premier Futsal poised to continue in the New Year, 2017.

The retired football star signed a three-year deal in 2016, joining the gradually growing list of top stars that have agreed to play in the first multi-national Futsal League.

Retired Manchester United star Paul Scholes already signed alongside former FC Porto and Barcelona player Anderson Lu’s de Souza popularly known as Deco. Global Futsal legend Alessandro Rosa Vieira fondly called Falcao had agreed as well. The inaugural tournament saw six teams play four games before the finals during the summer.

“Futsal is an extremely underrated sport. It has been the breeding ground for some of the biggest names in football the world over and I’m glad Premier Futsal in India is creating a platform that can showcase the sport and give it its due.

“I think the talent the league has managed to draw is fantastic with not just futsallers like Falcao but also career football players like Paul Scholes and Deco taking part. It’s almost nostalgic in a way to go up against these players again and I’m really looking forward to reliving the old days and reigniting those old rivalries, this time on the futsal court.”

Salgado was a part of the Madrid’s ‘Galacticos’ that included player-turned-manager Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Luis Figo, Raul and others. Salgado has won four La Liga titles, two Champions League trophies and one intercontinental cup. After spending a decade in Spain, Salgado moved to Blackburn Rovers where he spent three years in the Premier League.

The 2016 Premier Futsal saw layers from four continents and 21 countries. Each franchise had a marquee international player, seven international and five Indian players. Mumbai 5s won the 2016 edition with Angelott Caro being the highest goalscorer.

Michel Salgado wantstobuy Celta de Vigo

There appears to be something that always brings back soccer players to the pitch even after they have announced their desire to hang up their boots and retire.

The vast majority of football players that retire always come back to the world of football and even though they aren’t performing at a competitive level anymore, those retirees usually take up another job relating to the sport.

ZinedineZidane retired after the 2006 World Cup and came back to coach Real Madrid a few years later and this is the story of many well-known figures who either become a coach, a director of a club or something similar.

Michel Salgado opted to withdraw himself from competitive football back on 2011 and he stayed rather hidden and secluded from the world for a few years but Salgado decided to come out of retirement at the age of 40 as he joined the Futsal team Kochi 5s in an Indian competition.

Now that the Indian Futsal tournament has reached it’s end, Salgado has recently showed intentions of getting back to the world of football but as a club owner as he wants to buy Celta de Vigo.

Salgado has been attempting to outright buy Celta de Vigo as the club is currently going through a sale process with a Chinese consortium interested in buying the football club but the former Real Madrid player, Michel Salgado does not want to see the club switching hands to an entity outside of Spain and this is why he launched an offer but it’s believed that the transfer to the Chinese consortium is at the verge of being completed and that it was too late for Michel Salgado to do anything about it.