Alfredo Santaelena, Quique Estebaranz, Vivar Dorado and Nano Rivas This Sunday they participated in a gathering organized by the coaching school of the Royal Madrid Football Federation (RFFM) and moderated by journalist Rubén Martín. They all have something in common: their past as footballers and their present on the bench. A profession, that of technician, who currently faces the challenge of managing a group in full confinement due to the coronavirus.“It is important to maintain that bond with the player during the running of the bulls. Not only for the physical part, but also for the emotional one. You have to have empathy. Not everyone will have big houses, some will be taking care of their children … You must be close and adapt, “Nano Rivas started. While Santaelena, current coach of Alcobendas Sport, confessed his recipe:” We have a WhatsApp group with the players and We propose you challenges, that dance zumba for mobility or do sit-ups. In Tercera it is complicated because most do not have bicycles or treadmills at home. I’m concerned about weight. “Before the coronavirus made an appearance, each of them chose the technician who had marked him the most and explained their reasons. “Luis Aragonés”, said Santaelena, “for how he managed the locker room. He went to death with the players. Normal that Xavi and Iniesta have always stood out to him. He said that he had been a cook before a friar.” “And that his ass was bare!” He joked. Estebaranz, who chose Valdano: “It was a halo of freshness, it escaped all that was established. The president of Tenerife introduced him and took us to the field. There he sat us in the central circle and asked us to protect him. He became the best psychologist you could have because he made the player share the responsibility. “ A factor that has evolved like no other Levante coach Paco López. “In his methodology It involves a lot of the soccer player when analyzing the rival and deciding what to do. It is something that is used more and more “, Nano Rivas explained, to which Vivar Dorado completed: “It seems very transgressing to me.” Estebaranz ratified it: “It is the latest transgression of football idealism, which must evolve. It makes players responsible for what they will do on Sunday without a direct order. They convince themselves“Another example was Juan Ignacio Martínez when he was also in charge of the Granada team.” He came to a group with the entrenched ideas of the previous coach, Luis García, so the preseason was a clash of styles. JIM adapted its model where the team felt comfortable and achieved a historic season, “recalled Nano.A modern technical profile, although it comes from afar. “Many criticized Del Bosque with self-management and it turns out that it was even a modern thing. Self-management denotes a lot of personality of the coach, “argued Vivar Dorado, who dusted characteristics of Heynckes (“he put himself in the footballer’s shoes”), Quique Sánchez Flores (“he was incredibly proficient at tactics”) and Schuster (“He always gave offensive solutions to counter the rival”) to build his ideal coach.