Torres caught the eye of ex-Barca defender Marquez on a coaching course. Alvaro Arbeloa, Real Madrid’s U19 manager, also impressed the former defender. Former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez has tipped Fernando Torres to have a career in management. The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker is currently in charge of Atletico Madrid’s U19 team. Marquez – who manages Barcelona Athletic, the Catalan giant’s ‘B’ team – said that Torres along with another former Liverpool player impressed the Mexican on their coaching course together.
The 43-year-old told Mundo Deportivo that Fernando Torres has great abilities. Equally, Alvaro Arbeloa. You could already see they stood out during the course. It is not the first time Torres has been tipped to have a successful career in management. Former Atletico coach Armando de la Morena told AS in March: ‘A coach like Fernando, knowing his career a bit, as a player and always with the respect that he has acted, has the conditions to be a great coach.