Real Madrid Completed big deals

Ancelotti, Jose Angel Sanchez and Florentino Perez
Ancelotti, Jose Angel Sanchez and Florentino Perez Ángel RiveroMARCA

The restaurant in which Florentino Perez completed some of the biggest deals during his time as Real Madrid president has closed down.

The Senorio de Alcocer was witness to signings, sackings and conversations with board members, politicians and businessmen.

Martin, the secretive owner of the restaurant, has accepted an offer from Caixa to purchase the site.

“I want to retire and the offer was good,” Martin said.

“It’s been 37 years, my whole life. I cried a lot when the story ended.”

The dismissal of Vicente del Bosque and the appointment of Carlos Queiroz both happened at the Senorio in the same evening.

“Sorry that I can’t tell you everything that happened in the restaurant. If the walls speak…” Martin said.

“My maxim with my waiters was always the same: ‘whatever happens, is said or heard doesn’t leave there’. Many signings were done there.”

Jorge Valdano‘s sacking was also done at the Senorio, as well as talks with club captains and meetings with the likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Angel Sanchez and Iker Casillas.

“The King, renowned businessmen and politicians have all come to the Senorio, but I’ve had four special clients – Enrique Sanchez, Florentino Perez, Elias Querejeta and Jose Antonio Duran,” Martin said.

“I think really highly of Florentino’s family. I’m from Sonseca, of humble origins and when I came to the Principe de Viana to work, I didn’t dream about having something like this with my wife.”

Martin and his wife were invite to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu to say goodbye on Saturday.

“My clients gave me more than I deserve,” Martin said.

“I’ve never betrayed them and told what has happened in the Senorio.”


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