The feast of the Real society They have no end and of course, it is not for less. Is that After 34 years of drought, the San Sebastián team lifted their third Copa del Rey. Above, to make the consecration even more historical, took the title after beating the Athletic Bilbao, his historical rival, in the final of the 2019/20 edition of the contest.
After celebrating on the playing field and in the dressing room of the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, the celebration moved to the Basque Country and lasted for several days. Thus, there were not a few who began the festivities on Saturday night and continued until Sunday to receive the squad that returned to Guipúzcoa to bring the Cup to its people.
In between the festivities, the one who made the news again was Imanol Sheriff, the coach of Real Sociedad, who this Sunday afternoon met a crowd of people at the door of his house in Orio, his hometown. With a shout, the fans They stood in front of the coach’s window, gave him a standing ovation and dedicated several songs to him. How could it be otherwise, Sheriff, who is a fan of the Real, He did not hesitate to go out to the balcony and in a matter of seconds he began to sing along with them as if it were one more and he returned the applause.
“Imanol, Imanol, Imanol …”, the fans intoned, before an excited DT, who had already made the news the day before when, moments after the consecration, starred in a historic moment in the middle of the conference. “I’m going to go from coach mode to amateur mode if you allow me,” he warned, while he put on the Real shirt and it stretched the characteristic scarf that is usually seen on European soccer fields.
And continued: “This goes all over Guipúzcoa. This goes for everyone who feels the Real. Guipúzcoa, all with me, eh “. Immediately afterwards, he sang one of the most popular songs of the Real fans: “Erreala ale, irabazi arte, beti egongo gara zureki”. The attitude of the coach of the San Sebastián team surprised those who followed the press conference, but it was very well received by the Real fans, who They did not hesitate to go to celebrate with one of the pillars of this incredible achievement.
Sheriff He was trained in the Real Sociedad Inferiores de la Real Sociedad and debuted in the First Division in 1991. After seven seasons, he went through Villarreal, Real Jaén, Cartagonova and Burgos. After his retirement, he returned to the club of his loves and took over the youth teams. After a stint as coach of team B, finally His chance came to him in the First Division and this Saturday he wrote down his name forever in the great history of the club.
Celebrations with restrictions
The celebration was conditioned by the pandemic and from the first moment the authorities tried to discourage a possible concentration of fans to receive the squad. Thus, from early in the morning, the fans were distributed along the route of the Real Sociedad bus, which arrived at Hondarribia airport at two in the afternoon. From there they traveled to Zubieta, where a large police force prevented the massive arrival of the fans.
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