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Last Updated: Monday, 9 July 2007, 13:44 GMT 14:44 UK
Real name Schuster as new coach
New Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster
Schuster is Real's eighth coach in a little over four years
Real Madrid have named Bernd Schuster as their new coach following the sacking of Fabio Capello.

The 47-year-old German has ended his two-year association with Getafe to take over at the Bernabeu.

"His teams play entertaining football," said Real president Ramon Calderon. "He will handle a dressing room of stars."

Schuster identified Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas as a player he admires, saying: "He is one of the few players in his position that can carry a team."

The new coach stopped short of naming Fabregas as a target but his lavish praise of the 20-year-old will worry Arsenal fans.

Rumours that Fabregas could leave Arsenal grew stronger when Thierry Henry opted to leave for Barcelona.

However, the midifielder recently insisted he would be staying at the Emirates Stadium.

606: DEBATE

Meanwhile, Getafe have moved quickly to replace Schuster, appointing Dane Michael Laudrup as their new coach on a two-year contract.

Former Barcelona and Real Madrid player Schuster led Getafe to the Spanish Cup final and ninth place in La Liga last season.

He had previously coached Fortuna Koln, FC Koln, Xerez, Shakhtar Donetsk and Levante.

Schuster had to buy himself out of his contract at Getafe before making the switch to Real after Calderon had said he would not pay a transfer fee to sign a coach.

Real claimed they had talks with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, PSV Eindhoven coach Ronald Koeman and former Brondby coach Michael Laudrup.

However, last week Arsenal denied that Real spoke to Wenger.

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