Pablo Laso has been discharged from Real Madrid bench following the heart attack he suffered a few weeks ago. According to the club, the reasons they decided to part ways with the veteran coach were exclusively medical.
However, Marca reports that Laso received permission to coach again on professional level from his doctors just a few hours before Real announced the decision. Laso had one more season in his current deal with Madrid.
“The head of cardiology who followed his process from the first day, after thoroughly examining him, gave him the final discharge. “You are in perfect condition to train any professional team from now on ,” he told MARCA. A diagnosis that was supported yesterday by the surgeon who performed the catheterization the day before.”
It’s certainly strange that team did not wait for Laso’s doctors to offer their insight. The club admitted in its statement to have made “several consultations with doctors and specialists in cardiology and all of them have expressed the evident risk that for his health it supposes to continue at this time as a coach of the squad.”
But they did not consult at any time the doctor who treated him and followed his recovery. After 11 seasons, the veteran head coach was dismissed from the Real Madrid’s bench. Laso left the team after leading it to the 2022 ACB title and the EuroLeague Final.
He won two EuroLeague championships (2015, 2018), six Spanish ACB championships (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022), six Spanish Cups (2012, 2014 – 2017, 2020) and six Spanish SuperCup titles (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020) with the Whites.