'Wise man of Hortaleza' – Luis Aragones gestures during his finest moment as Spain's national football coach -- victory over Germany in the final of Euro 2008.
'Wise man of Hortaleza' – Aragones took charge in 2004, with his first match against Venezuela, and overhauled the team's playing style after a last-16 exit at the 2006 World Cup.
'Wise man of Hortaleza' – Adopting the "tiki taka" passing style of dominant Spanish club side Barcelona, he took the national team to its first major title since 1964.
'Wise man of Hortaleza' – Aragones then stepped aside and was succeeded by Vicente del Bosque, who guided Spain to the 2010 World Cup title and a 2012 European defense. Aragones joined Fenerbahce but left the Turkish club in 2009 -- his final coaching job.
'Wise man of Hortaleza' – He subsequently suffered ill health and one of his final public appearances was at an awards ceremony in his home city of Madrid in November 2013.
'Wise man of Hortaleza' – Aragones made his name at Atletico Madrid as both player and coach but also briefly coached Barcelona in the 1980s -- and the Catalan team paid tribute on the day of his death at the age of 75 on February 1, 2014.