Victor Valdes Will Coach Youth Team Of Rayo Majadahonda

After their promotion to the Segunda Division, the Rayo Majadahonda is very near to appointing Victor Valdes as their new youth coach. As far as the Valdes interest in coaching the team is concerned, then he has been looking for the coaching opportunity since he retired from playing professionally. And this opportunity seems to be the first rung on the ladder for him. He is happy and excited for this opportunity.

According to the reports, Media Base Sports recently completed their takeover of Rayo Majadahonda and it is believed that they will have a significant influence on the decision to recruit Valdes as the coach. Even people associated with the decision are very excited about the same and Valdes to be the part of the team.

After their promotion to the Segunda Division, the Rayo Majadahonda is very near to appointing Victor Valdes as their new youth coach. As far as the Valdes interest in coaching the team is concerned, then he has been looking for the coaching opportunity since he retired from playing professionally. And this opportunity seems to be the first rung on the ladder for him. He is happy and excited for this opportunity.

According to the reports, Media Base Sports recently completed their takeover of Rayo Majadahonda and it is believed that they will have a significant influence on the decision to recruit Valdes as the coach. Even people associated with the decision are very excited about the same and Valdes to be the part of the team.

Victor Valdes is now 36-year-old and he was enrolled on the same coaching course, as Raul, Xabi Alonso and Xavi Hernandez and after being awarded his license, he is qualified.

Considering his period of studying and training, Valdes was given the first hand coach experience. He has mentored and has taken part in training sessions of Asier Garitano with Leganes close to the end of the season. This will help him a lot.

Valdes was not available to give a take on this decision, so we contacted the people associated with the whole process and who will be working with him directly or indirectly to take their stand on his appointment and they said.” It is good to give the team in a hand, which is responsible and know the technicalities of this game minutely. He well deserves this and team will give positive motivation for this move. Under his guidance we are expecting that the team will show its best performance and win some important matches.”

Can Chelsea Topple Barca?

Ahead of the return leg in the Last 16 stage of the Champions League, the question is if Antonio Conte’s Chelsea can shock their hosts Barcelona. The Catalan side is good defensively and their attacking prowess remains unrivalled. They face a Chelsea side that believes in their edge historically over them.

Both sides met first in the continental tournament in the year 2000. Since them the Blues have won four times and played five draws against Barca. And their confidence in this history was evident in the first leg where they put up a spirited performance against the La Liga side.

Ahead of the return leg in the Last 16 stage of the Champions League, the question is if Antonio Conte’s Chelsea can shock their hosts Barcelona. The Catalan side is good defensively and their attacking prowess remains unrivalled. They face a Chelsea side that believes in their edge historically over them.

Both sides met first in the continental tournament in the year 2000. Since them the Blues have won four times and played five draws against Barca. And their confidence in this history was evident in the first leg where they put up a spirited performance against the La Liga side.

Chelsea almost got away with a slim victory if not for a defensive error that handed Lionel Messi the chance to equalize. That goal was so crucial to the hopes of Barcelona as it offers them an advantage heading to the reverse fixture.
Barca dumped Chelsea 5-1 in their first meeting with Brazilian star Rivaldo, Patrick Kluivert and Pep Guardiola on target. In 2005, Didier Drogba’s challenge on goalkeeper Victor Valdes earned him a red card. That game and the return were one of the most brilliant duels in club football. After the 2-1 scoreline in the first leg, Chelsea scored three goals in 20 minutes but Ronaldinho forced the game to continue. John Terry ensured Chelsea went through.

The following year both sides met again and there was another red card. Barca kept their cool and won the return leg at the Nou Camp following a 2-1 in the first leg. In 2009 Barcelona also went through their archrivals in the UCL with Andres Iniesta the hero. However, in 2012, it was different. Chelsea led through Drogba 1-0. They conceded two in Barca’s backyard and then Terry was sent off. It seemed to be the end and a repeat of 2009 but then Ramires and Fernando Torres changed the story and Chelsea went on to win the 2012 Champions League final.

Willian was the hero in the first leg but Chelsea are expected to rise to the occasion as they usually do when they face Barcelona.

TOP BRITISH PLAYERS THAT INFLUENCED THE EL CLASICO

The El Clasico is set for Saturday and players of both sides are gearing up for the crucial game. The fixture could turn out to be the most important game in the first half of this season in the La Liga. If Barcelona can get victory at the Bernabeu, the title would likely return to the Catalan side at the end of the season.

If Real Madrid can get victory, then the gap would be cut short and the race still open for others. Valencia and Atletico Madrid are still in the race so a victory for the home side would ensure full competition until the end of the season but a loss could affect the other teams psychologically.

Gareth Bale, a British star is expected to influence the outcome of the game. He played very well when he came on against Gremio at the Club World Cup. The Welsh man would play a key role if Zinedine Zidane’s men are to get the much needed win.

Looking at other recent top Britons that have influenced the El Clasico, there are:

1. Michael Owen. The natural goalscorer played in the fixture on April 10, 2005 for the Vincent del Bosque-led side. Owen played alongside Raul and Ronaldo De Lima as the team sought to reduce the gap against Barca, just like now. They got the 4-2 win with Owen beating Victor Valdes.

2. David Beckham. The former England international played in that game. He was dominant for Los Blancos, getting two assists. Sergio Ramos credits Beckham for his set piece brilliance, revealing that he spent considerable time practicing with the dead ball specialist.

3. Steve McManaman. The Briton would never be forgotten for his goal in the 2002 Champions League victory over Barcelona in the semi-final first leg. The chip helped them defeat Barca in the last minute. Real won the game on aggregate and then went on to win the title.

VALDES ON BARCELONA’S TITLE CHANCES

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes believes that the Spanish giant can win the title this season. H said that they have already made a good start to the season and that there is no reason why they will not continue their current form.

He believes that the departure of Neymar has not affected the team a lot and that the players have managed to improve collectively since the departure of the Brazilian forward. He admitted that the Brazilian player was an important member of the team and that they relied a lot on him to create danger in the opposition half.

However, he believes that the team has successfully managed to adapt since his departure and that they are still a strong contender for the title. Victor Valdes said that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have both been performing extremely well and that there is no reason why this should not continue.
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VICTOR VALDES RETIRES FROM FOOTBALL

Former Barcelona and Manchester United shot stopper Victor Valdes has retired from professional football, according to reports.


The 35-year old exited Middlesbrough following their relegation from the Premier League last term. While there were reported interests from Las Palmas, Deportivo La Coruna and even Real Betis, the ex-Spain international opted to turn them all down.

El MundoDeportivo reported that the player was tired of trying so he hung his boots. ESPN claimed to have reached out to the player’s agent Gines Carvajal who refused to deny or confirm the report.
Valdes was in the news recently for launching an international production company Crazy4fun TV. The company has bases in Barcelona, London and Aby Dhabi. Rumours have it that it would be his retirement plan as he desires to end his goal manning career.

Former Barcelona and Manchester United shot stopper Victor Valdes has retired from professional football, according to reports.


The 35-year old exited Middlesbrough following their relegation from the Premier League last term. While there were reported interests from Las Palmas, Deportivo La Coruna and even Real Betis, the ex-Spain international opted to turn them all down.

El MundoDeportivo reported that the player was tired of trying so he hung his boots. ESPN claimed to have reached out to the player’s agent Gines Carvajal who refused to deny or confirm the report.
Valdes was in the news recently for launching an international production company Crazy4fun TV. The company has bases in Barcelona, London and Aby Dhabi. Rumours have it that it would be his retirement plan as he desires to end his goal manning career.

The Deportivo report adds that Valdes would present a TV show that features former players like himself. He played 28 games last season for Boro but could not save them from sinking to the Championship.

He played over 500 games at the Nou Camp for Barcelona where he won 21 titles including three Champions League title and six La Liga titles. He exited Barca in 2014 for Manchester United. He failed to impress at Old Trafford so he went on loan to Standard Liege. He returned to England to help Boro but failed.

International, Valdes is successful with Spain though passively as Iker Casillas was first choice. David De Gea also took over quickly so Valdes never quite got there.

Victor Valdes is no longer a player; he has turned into a TV producer

Victor Valdes opted to take a huge change in his life as he hung up his playing boots, or in this case, his gloves after rejecting the chance to perform with Sporting Lisbon and Deportivo.


Instead of playing, the former Barcelona player decided to launch a TV production company and even his own television show where he is expected to interview many of his former teammates.

Victor Valdes opted to take a huge change in his life as he hung up his playing boots, or in this case, his gloves after rejecting the chance to perform with Sporting Lisbon and Deportivo.


Instead of playing, the former Barcelona player decided to launch a TV production company and even his own television show where he is expected to interview many of his former teammates.

This production company is an international one which is based in Barcelona, London and Abu Dhabi with the name of: ‘’Crazy4fun’’. Meanwhile his television show is believed to have already been sold to 12 countries.

Turning into a coach is a trend that more and more veteran players accept on doing but deciding to launch a television show and Production Company is a very unusual path that is not regularly taken.
Real Betis, Deportivo, Las Palmas and Sporting Lisbon are all of the clubs that were rumored on launching offers for Victor Valdes but the goal-keeper rejected all of them as he had very different things in mind.

Taking into consideration the fact that Victor Valdes has a very extensive trophy collection for his time spent and contributions made in Camp Nou, the experienced player was just not as motivated to continue performing as he has already lifted all of the major pieces of silverware that there is to win.

The UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España are all of the trophies that he won with Barcelona and even at the international stage, Valdes has been very successful after having won the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

With such a privileged trophy collection, it seems like Victor Valdes wanted to start dominating and experience success in a different world.

BORO WANT RANDOLPH AS VALDES’ REPLACEMENT

Championship side Middlesbrough are set to make West Ham United goalie Darren Randolph the replacement for former Barcelona shot stopper Victor Valdes.


Boro have reportedly made a bid of £5 million for the Republic of Ireland international.

Former Manchester City keeper Joe Hart is set to make a return to the Premier League to feature for West Ham. The Hammers are expected to offload Randolph or Adrian this summer so Boro are positioning to take advantage.

Championship side Middlesbrough are set to make West Ham United goalie Darren Randolph the replacement for former Barcelona shot stopper Victor Valdes.


Boro have reportedly made a bid of £5 million for the Republic of Ireland international.

Former Manchester City keeper Joe Hart is set to make a return to the Premier League to feature for West Ham. The Hammers are expected to offload Randolph or Adrian this summer so Boro are positioning to take advantage.

The Teesiders were sent packing from the top flight at the end of last term. Garry Monk is hoping to build a solid team that can rule the English Championship. After their relegation, Valdes and Brad Guzan exited the squad.

Monk still has first choice experienced hands DimiKonstantopoulos. The Greek keeper is likely to remain and there is also young keeper Connor Ripley. Monk wants the 30-year old Randolph to join his goalkeeping options. Konstantopoulos and Connor are on the extremes in terms of experience and age but Randolph represents a balance.

Boro wanted Newcastle United keeper Karl Darlow but their £5 million bid was rejected. While they are watching further developments the Hart opportunity came up. Crystal Palace submitted a bid for Adrian but reports say West Ham are also considering bids for Randolph as one keeper would likely remain at the London Stadium to play second fiddle.

Aside Randolph and Darlow, there are options for Boro in CostelPantilimon. The former Sunderland keeper joined Watford in 2016 but he has struggled to get game time. The Romanian international was decent for the current Championship side – which would have employed him more now that Jordan Pickford is gone. Watford would need a decent backup for first choice Heurelho Gomes so they might not be keen on releasing the player.

VALDES LINKED TO MANY SIDES AFTER BORO EXIT

Former Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes has been linked with numerous football sides following his exit from Middlesbrough this season.


Boro were relegated back to the Championship after an underwhelming season. Valdes had agreed a two year deal with the club when they were promoted but he agreed to cancel the remaining 12 months deal upon relegation.

Former Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes has been linked with numerous football sides following his exit from Middlesbrough this season.


Boro were relegated back to the Championship after an underwhelming season. Valdes had agreed a two year deal with the club when they were promoted but he agreed to cancel the remaining 12 months deal upon relegation.

Boro lost their top two keepers in Valdes and Brad Guzan. Guzan is set to resume in the MLS after agreeing terms with Atlanta United. Valdes has been linked with new league boys Newcastle and Huddersfield, aside one or two MLS sides.

Valdes played 28 Premier League games this season with Guzan featuring in the remaining ten. The third choice keeper DimiKonstantopoulos only featured once in the FA Cup game against Accrington Stanley. Konstantopoulos is expected to be promoted to second choice while Boro get another top keeper within their cut budget as first choice in the Championship.

Elsewhere, Man City signed Benfica keeper EdersonMoraes for £34.7 million. The deal is now the most expensive for a keeper. When Gianlugi Buffon moved from Parma to Juve, it was for £32.6 million but for a higher fee in Euro terms.

Ederson is expected to be the first choice keeper at Etihad with Claudio Bravo supporting him. Bravo replaced Valdes at Barcelona and he was in goal when Barca did the treble in 2015. Pep Guardiola brought him to England, spending £15.4 million, as replacement to Joe Hart. In the past season, the defence was quite terrible but he also had confidence issues that led to numerous mistakes. Bravo lost his spot to Willy Caballero, who was recently released.

Ederson would be the first choice while Bravo would back him up as Guardiola rotates in between competitions.

Valdes disappointed with result

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes said that he is disappointed with the result that saw his team draw with Swansea City.


Indeed this was a must-win game for both teams and unfortunately, Middlesbrough was not able to score the winning goal.

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes said that he is disappointed with the result that saw his team draw with Swansea City.


Indeed this was a must-win game for both teams and unfortunately, Middlesbrough was not able to score the winning goal.

Victor Valdes was magnificent in this match despite having been criticized in recent weeks for letting in some easy goals. Indeed the goalkeeper makes two great chances that allowed his team to stay in the game and win a point.

However, the goalkeeper believes that his team had enough opportunities to win the game, but the strikers could not take their chances. In fairness, a draw might be a fair result given that both teams had their chances in the game, but very often the strikers made the wrong decision.

Middlesbrough could have won the game in the closing stage of the match with Rudy Gestede missing an easy opportunity after good work from Negredo. Unfortunately, Gestede will miss the target with his header and allow Swansea to take a point from this game.

Valdes said that the team is in a fight and it is important to pick up as many points as possible. He added that there are not many games left in the Premier League and with the other teams above them winning it is important that they go on a winning run of their own.

He believes that there is enough quality in the team at the moment to avoid relegation, but it is important that each and every player give their best on the pitch. He said that there are players that are coming back from injury as well and this could provide a welcome boost on the pitch.

Valdes said that the team would be fighting until the last game of the season to avoid relegation.

Is it time to drop Valdes from the starting lineup of Middlesbrough ?

So far, at the time of writing this article, Middlesbrough has played 2 competitive matches which were against Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday FC.


Middlesbrough had to settle with a goal-less draw against Leicester City but they managed to overcome Sheffield with a convincing 3-0 triumph.

So far, at the time of writing this article, Middlesbrough has played 2 competitive matches which were against Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday FC.


Middlesbrough had to settle with a goal-less draw against Leicester City but they managed to overcome Sheffield with a convincing 3-0 triumph.

Something to take into consideration from those matches is that Victor Valdes was not featured in any of those games which is a very surprising thing for a player that is consistently taking up the spotlight as the main shot-stopper of the Premier League club.

Victor Valdes is the first choice shot-stopper of Middlesbrough as he has already made 17 starts in the Premier League but considering his recent blunder and the low position of the club, it might be time for the Spanish player to start being dropped to the sidelines.

On December 26 of 2016, Middlesbrough faced off with Burnley in a match that resulted with Burnley just barely being able to edge out a victory and the only goal arrived after a mistake from Victor Valdes as he went all out in an attempt to grab a shot from Andre Grey but he failed to do it and the ball found it’s way into the net.

That was a huge blunder which ultimately led to Middlesbrough losing the entire match and even though it’s only 1 mistake out of all the matches that he has played, considering the fact that they have conceded 22 goals from their opening 20 Premier League matches of the season, it’s clear that something is wrong in the defensive back-line of Middlesbrough and some changes need to be made.

It seems like the manager of Middlesbrough, AitorKaranka is starting to notice this and he has dropped Victor Valdes from the 2 opening matches of 2017 that they have played, it remains uncertain if the Spanish player will be seeing more time on the bench or what will happen but things need to happen in order for Middlesbrough to start climbing spots in the Premier League and snatch a secure position above the relegation zone.