Antonio Pintus has officially returned to Real Madrid as their physical trainer, declared by the club via their official site.
The Spanish giant club has faced more than 60 injuries this season because of which they had to play their B team, Real Madrid Castilla’s youngsters even in the most important matches of the season for Madrid. The club is going trophyless this season and injuries have been one of the main reasons. The frequent injuries to the most wanted key players like Eden Hazard, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Fede Valverde, and many others turned their season unfortunate. President Florentino Perez was criticised for this outcome by fans that demanded changes.
The Los Blancos are going through interchanges in the hope for improvement to compete for trophies next season. Started with Carlo Ancelotti, the La Decima boss who returned after 6 years of being sacked will now coach the 13 times European champions. The Whites went through some player renewals, signed David Alaba and seeking opportunities to sign more new players for the upcoming season. They are also in talk with Luis Campos, the former sporting director of Lille who is being approached by many other clubs.
Antonio Pintus was Real Madrid’s conditioning trainer in 2016 during the management of Zinedine Zidane’s first term. With his triumphant initial season, he resumed even after the first time departure of the Frenchman in 2018. Pintus left The Vikingos in the 2019 summer and joined Inter Milan. He has been victorious at the Italian club that only suffered 6 muscular injuries under him last season while Madrid went through more than 60 injuries under Gregory Dupont who was appointed as the fitness coach at the club after the Italian left. Dupont’s reputation as a fitness coach got worst due to a high number of injuries this season because of which the club decided to replace him with Pintus.
The Italian has worked with the fitness freak Cristiano Ronaldo and had great bonds with other players but no experience with the current boss Carlo Ancelotti and will be working with him for the first time.
Real Madrid has also signed Andrés Pardo as the head of recruitment at La Fabrica after being impressed by his work at Villarreal’s youth team.