Rafael Marquez starts his journey as a coach

The legendary defender of the national team of Mexico will start a new route in his soccer career that could pay off in the long run if the statistics are right.

Rafael Marquez is arguably one of the top players that have come out of Mexico with a career spanning over 20 years playing with top club teams throughout his career, one of them being with the world-class club team Barcelona. Rafa Marquez holds a lot of records throughout his career as one of the most important being part of five World Cups (2002-2018) back to back and serving as a captain for El Tri for extended years. Shortly after retiring in 2018, Marquez had a less than a year stint as being a sporting president for Atlas his boyhood club.

Now Marquez is searching to start new records but as a coach, as the legendary defender was presented with a new opportunity but not in Mexico.

The announcement doesn’t come to a full surprise as Marquez declared right after retirement that he would like to become a coach in the near future which now is in full effect. Marquez on Monday was presented as the new coach for a fourth division team in Spain, RSD Alcalá In Alcalá de Henares, but it won’t be focusing on the first team but for the U-16 players of the Cadet A from Alcalá. Marquez surely will start from ground zero and work his way up to coach a top team in the near future.

While the retired defender coaches the young players of Cadet A from Alcala, Marquez will still continue to study in the UEFA Pro license with the Spanish Football Federation to become a full-time dedicated coach to hopefully lead a first division side.

Will the 41-year-old retired become an outstanding coach as he once was as a player?