Real Madrid has officially announced that head coach Pablo Laso has extended his contract with the club and will be at the helm of the team until the end of the 2015/2016 season. The Spaniard is now in his third season with the Spanish giants and will stay with the club for a further two years after a successful period on the bench so far.
Pablo Laso joined Los Blancos at the start of the 2011/2012 season and led the club to glory in the Copa Del Rey (Spanish Cup). During that first campaign the tactician also led Madrid to the final of the ACB but lost to arch rivals Barcelona in the league decider. In his second season (2012/2013) on the bench, Laso improved the clubs record and clinched the ACB crown with a win over Barcelona in the final. He also took the team to the Final Four of the Euroleague in London´s O2 Arena, where Los Blancos ultimately fell to double champions Olympiacos in the final.
Now in his third season it seems that Pablo Laso has full control over his team and Madrid has been putting in impressive performances both domestically and on the continent. Real is unbeaten in the ACB (6-0) and in the Euroleague (5-0) and the club has impressed with convincing victories in both competitions.
Pablo Laso is a former Real Madrid player who featured for the club between 1995 and 1997.