REAL MADRID

Just 3 league titles for big spending Florentino in 13 seasons

Two of his titles successes came under Del Bosque and since his return as president in 2009, Madrid have just claimed one of a possible seven titles.

Just 3 league titles for big spending Florentino in 13 seasons
El País

The Spanish league title is proving to be somewhat elusive for Florentino Pérez. Since his return to Real Madrid as president in the 2009-10 season, 'his' Real Madrid have only claimed one title and that was with Mourinho in the 2011/12 campaign. During this time Real Madrid hold the same recent league record as city rivals Atlético Madrid.

What hurts Madrid fans is that during this period Barça have been completely dominant in the league winning six of the last eight campaigns. Since 2009, Florentino has dug deep financially in an effort to shift this dominance back to the Spanish capital spending more than 700 million euro on signing 38 players and has appointed five coaches since his return with his total spending at the club rising to 1.144 millones  euro.

Taking into consideration both spells at the club (13 years over two periods, 2000-06 and from 2009 to the present day), Florentino has only overseen three LaLiga title wins for Real Madrid and two of those  (2000-01 and 2002-03) came under Vicente Del Bosque, a coach that was already in place from the Lorenzo Sanz era when Perez took over as president.

After his departure from the club in-between 2006 and 2009, Madrid won two leagues, the first under Fabio Capello and then under Bernd Schuster.

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Since Florentino's 2009 return a drought of league trophy's has become a concern at the club and this is accentuated when compared to over European giants. in the  same time Bayern and Juventus have bagged five domestic leagues, PSG four, Benfica three, and United two. A situation which is now beginning to wrangle with the Bernabeu faithful.