Emilio Butragueno Back With Real Madrid

Real Madrid are attracting a number of their 'old boys' back as Emilio Butragueno returns to the fold...
Emilio Butragueno has returned to Real Madrid after being given a position by president Florentino Perez, three years after he stepped down as the club's vice-president.

The 45-year-old was not part of the new regime originally with high profile positions going to Jorge Valdano and Zinedine Zidane last week.

But just as Valdano did, Butragueno has now accepted a position under Perez for the second time as he was appointed as the new Director of Institutional Relations.

After leaving the board at the same time as Perez in 2006, the former Spain international has been doing media work and looked set to continue with that before being asked to return to the club.

Butragueno played 341 times for Real Madrid between 1984 and 1995 after rising through the club's ranks and scored 123 goals, while also finding the back of the net on 26 occasions in 69 appearances for Spain.

'El Buitre' (vulture) as he was nicknamed during his playing days was one of a famous set of five players known as the Quinta del Buitre, that also included Manolo Sanchis, Martin Vazquez, Michel and Miguel Pardeza.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com