Pochettino’s joke falls flat at Real Madrid
MADRID (AP) — Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino's comments about Real Madrid's lack of hospitality didn't go over too well in the Spanish capital.
Madrid set to start Bernabeu renovation at end of season
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid says work to remodel Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will begin at the end of the season.
The 72-year-old venue will gain a retractable roof and a revamped facade to...
New challenges ahead of Zidane in return to Real Madrid
MADRID (AP) — The Real Madrid team that Zinedine Zidane is taking over looks nothing like the one he left behind less than a year ago.
Madrid had just won a third straight Champions League...
Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women’s soccer
MADRID (AP) — In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future.
Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital.
The president took his time to address most of the concerns brought up by club members, but when asked about when Real Madrid was going to create a women's team, Perez didn't answer.
Madrid needs win in Champions League, Ronaldo back at United
BERLIN (AP) — Three-time defending champion Real Madrid is in crisis after four defeats in five games as it returns to the Champions League on Tuesday.
The question hanging over Santiago Bernabeu Stadium before Viktoria Plzen's visit is whether club president Florentino Perez has already had enough of Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui.
Lopetegui under pressure amid Real Madrid scoring drought
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — It looked like a no-brainer at the time. Which coach wouldn't jump at the chance to lead star-packed and wealthy Real Madrid?
But four months later Julen Lopetegui may be ruing the day the club's president Florentino Perez made him an offer that he just couldn't refuse.
Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States.
Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the fans. We are vehemently against it."
Neymar insists he will stay at PSG to win titles
SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar has rejected rumors he could leave Paris Saint-Germain, saying he wants to win titles at the French club.
The striker said on Thursday at an auction organized by his institute that media speculation of any move was made up.
"I am staying at PSG. I have a contract and I want to win with this club," Neymar said in his first public appearance since Brazil was eliminated in the World Cup quarterfinals by Belgium.
Coaches of Spain, Iran big fans of each other at World Cup
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was a big fan of Fernando Hierro the player. He believes the former Real Madrid captain has all the qualities to deliver success at the World Cup as Spain's coach too.
Among Queiroz's big regrets is having been deprived of the opportunity to coach Hierro during his short stint in the Madrid dugout.
Zidane’s successor faces high bar, doubts about stars
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Zinedine Zidane had barely finished announcing that he was leaving Real Madrid when speculation began about who would succeed him.
Twenty-four hours later, both Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Germany coach Joachim Loew — two of the top names rumored to be on Madrid's list of candidates — have said they are staying put.
Pochettino said Friday that his "commitment is total" to Tottenham. He signed a five-year contract extension last week.
LONDON (AP) — Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid on Friday and is set to take over from Diego Costa as the main striker for the English champion.
Chelsea announced the signing of the Spain international without giving a fee. He signed for five years.
Costa was one of Chelsea's key players in its run to the Premier League title last season. But he said last month that he was told by coach Antonio Conte he wasn't wanted for the coming season.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has yet to speak with Cristiano Ronaldo regarding speculation that the star forward wants to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud.
"The whole thing is very strange because Cristiano Ronaldo is a great guy, both as a player and a person. That's why I will speak with him when he gets back and see what's up," Perez told Spanish radio Onda Cero late Monday.
Ronaldo is at the Confederations Cup in Russia, playing for Portugal.
Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid’s helm
MADRID (AP) — Only 17 months into his first head-coaching job, Zinedine Zidane is one game away from winning his second Champions League title with Real Madrid.
It would be an amazing feat for the former France great, who also helped Madrid win its first Spanish league title in five years, as well as the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.
MADRID (AP) — Madrid police were called in to investigate a suspicious package sent to Real Madrid's president at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Friday.
Authorities said a package addressed to president Florentino Perez raised suspicion after club employees noticed white powder coming out of it.
Officials in hazmat suits spent hours at the stadium but initially dismissed any real threat.
Perez securing Madrid’s future with in-house players
MADRID (AP) — Piece by piece, Florentino Perez is making sure Real Madrid remains a top contender.
And he is doing it without resorting to more "galacticos," instead sticking to the current group who helped the team thrive in recent years by extending the contract of Madrid's top players past 2020.
Ronaldo caps ‘dream year’ after Madrid contract extension
MADRID (AP) — Life in Madrid certainly seems to agree with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal forward signed a five-year contract extension with Real Madrid on Monday, capping an exceptional year after triumphs with his club in the Champions League and with his national team in the European Championship.
Madrid adding retractable roof to revamped Santiago Bernabeu
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid will be adding a retractable roof to the Santiago Bernabeu after finally reaching an agreement with the city to remodel the stadium.
Madrid president Florentino Perez said Tuesday the project will cost 400 million euros ($447 million) and construction is expected to start next year.
The revamped venue, which will also carry a new facade, is expected to be fully completed by 2020.