As a player Guti was often in the shadows of Zinedine Zidane.
Now, as a manager, he’s doing the same. But that is by no means a criticism.
Zidane’s first managerial role within Madrid was to take control of their B side and help develop the likes of Martin Odegaard.
Guti has taken a similar path since retiring, taking charge of Madrid’s Juvenil youth side, comprised of under-19 players.
This season Guti’s side have pulled off a historic treble.
Guti’s side beat arch-rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in the final of the Copa del Rey to secure the treble and mirror the 2014 Champions League final.
It was the third part of a treble that included the Copa de Campeones and the Division de Honor.
There’s already been plenty of noise about attacking midfield Oscar, who scored in the Copa del Rey final.
Oscar is learning off the perfect manager- Guti played for Madrid’s C and B teams before making establishing himself as a first team player.
Guti’s achievements are quite prophetic. Upon retiring in 2012 he said: “I’m going to train to become a sporting director or a coach and I’d like to train youngsters.
“I’d really like to coach the Real Madrid youth team. That’s my dream.”
Dreams have now become reality for one of the more underrated members of the Galactico era. How long until we see him in charge of the first team?