“A Brain in Valdebebas: Victor Fernandez, the brand new Director of Training for the Real Madrid Cantera, is not alone at the head of the White Factory. For his adventure in Valdebebas, he has brought Juan Luis Martínez, an expert in working in the lower categories and whose great work in recent years has not gone unnoticed by the big clubs, Victor, aware of his great career, has recruited him to be his right hand at Real Madrid ”.
“Juan Luis Martínez, 45 years old and a native of L’Ollería (Valencia), had been the head of the lower categories of Dynamo Moscow for the last five years. His work there revolutionized the quarry of the Russian club, whose academy has been recognized as the best in the country, winning the Nike Cup for the first time in its history, one of the most prestigious quarry football tournaments in the world ”.
Before the Russian adventure, Juan Luis Martínez spent seven years as Head of Methodology at the RCD Espanyol Youth Academy in Barcelona and three seasons as an assistant coach in the Club Blanquiazul first team, coinciding with Valverde and Pochettino, among others.”
“Novel method: Juan Luis Martínez was a player in the lower categories of Valencia CF and has a degree in Physical Education and a PhD in Physiology from the Faculty of Zaragoza. He is a student of Soccer and, in particular, of the training of players whose great prestige lies in the Methodology that he applies to work with the youngest ”.
“… It is a revolutionary and innovative method based on the brain and whose main objective is the training of intelligent and creative players. To improve the understanding of football based on different stimuli and experiences. In short, a work program with great scientific backing and that is far from the other usual paths in quarries ”.
“Real Madrid has given new impetus to working with the lower categories by bringing together a couple in whom they have high hopes for great results. The experience of Victor Fernandez, his condition of being one of the most important Spanish technicians, and the knowledge in the training of Juan Luis Martínez, are expected to represent a step forward in the production of young talents at La Fábrica in the next four years. It is the great goal. “
“In the coming months, he will be in charge of shaping a working method that is unusual but that captivated those responsible for the white team in his intention to turn the project around with his young promises. A great bet ”.