In 1588, the Spanish Armada departed for England, hell-bent on destroying the English fleet and laying a pathway for a Spanish invasion of mainland England. Yet it was all but totally destroyed.
Exactly 400 years later, in 1988, England’s very own armada landed on the shores of Spain. In fact, it landed right in the capital.
Ron Atkinson, the former Manchester United manager, had been appointed manager of Atletico Madrid, the first Englishman to become manager of the club since Fred Pentland in 1932.
Read the full article on Big Ron’s mad three months in Spain here.
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