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Official Announcement: Pablo Laso


Real Madrid C. F. has taken the decision, purely and exclusively on medical grounds, not to retain Pablo Laso’s services as coach of the basketball first team.

Following the heart attack our coach suffered several weeks ago, Real Madrid has consulted with several with doctors and cardiology specialists, all of whom have expressed the clear risk that continuing as coach would represent for his health at this moment in time.

Real Madrid last week approached Laso about him giving up his role with the first team, whilst fully respecting the financial conditions established in his contract and proposed to wait and see how his physical condition progresses this season, before assessing the situation in March or April.

Real Madrid believes that following on from the acute coronary event that led our coach to require treatment in intensive care, failing to adopt this decision would have been completely irresponsible.  

Above all else and out of respect and affection towards him, Pablo Laso’s health is the club’s priority.
Real Madrid appreciates that this decision has saddened our coach, but nothing, not even Real Madrid, comes before anyone’s health and, in this instance, it is a risk that this institution cannot overlook.