Schuster to stay at Real Madrid next year, even if he loses 'Liga'
Coach dismisses speculation that he will be fired28 March 2008
MADRID- Discarding speculation he could be sacked if Real Madrid does not win the Liga title this year, the team's coach Bernd Schuster said in a radio interview yesterday that he had been assured by the club president that his job was safe for next season even if it fails to remain at the top of the league for the season's final nine weeks.
"A while ago Ramón Calderón told me that even if we didn't win the league, I would stay on at Real Madrid because this is a project and we are building a team," Schuster said.
Real has led all season and currently stands at four points from its closest rival Barcelona. In January, its lead stretched to nine points over the Catalans.
[Copyright El Pais 2008]