Joan PlazaReal Madrid's coach for the past 3 seasons, Joan Plaza was informed by the club's directors yesterday that he will not continue with the team. The club will be led by the Maceiras-Messina duo, with the first occupying the General Manager position and the Italian as a Head Coach.

Maceiras, who will be replacing Antonio Martin after 4 years, was the General Manager of Barcelona when they achieved the Triple Crown back in 2003, then continued with Girona at the same post, and since last September he was the European scout for the San Antonio Spurs.

The official anouncement of the deal with Messina is due in the following days, now that Plaza not staying with the club is final.