According to various sources all over Europe, Real Madrid finally found Zinedine Zidane’s replacement. It’s a familiar face.
Zinedine Zidane didn’t exactly leave Real Madrid in the best possible terms, the club apparently found his replacement. There weren’t really many options to take the Frenchman’s place at the club for several reasons. First, finding a coach who knew the club and had a successful track record wasn’t going to be easy. Most of the managers who were available weren’t ideal to take the hot seat at the club. Antonio Conte just resigned from his job at Inter Milan and he was a free agent.
However, the Real Madrid players don’t really like his style and how confrontational he can get with them. Other options were Massimiliano Allegri but he signed with Juventus. Hansi Flick signed a contract with the German National Team. And Florentino wasn’t so convinced about giving Raul his chance to coach the first team yet. Apparently, the most obvious option was bound to a contract but both clubs made it easier for him. Real Madrid found Zinedine Zidane’s replacement and it’s a familiar face to the club.
Carlo Ancelotti returns to Real Madrid.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Carlo Ancelotti will sign a new contract for the next three seasons with Real Madrid. The Italian manager was serving his second year at Everton but he was approached by Florentino Perez to take the job. Initially, Carlo laughed at the apparent rumors but he soon realized it was serious. The Toffees agreed to let Carlo leave under the condition they got paid for his exit. By the end of the day, Real Madrid will announce the return of the man who won La Decima for Los Blancos back in 2014.
Getting the club back to a winning mentality won’t be easy but Ancelotti certainly is the man for the job. It’s been proven that the Real Madrid players are not happy when they get a tough manager who can become very demanding. Given that Carlo has wide experience with star studded squads, this is a perfectly ideal situation for him. For the next three years at least, ‘Carletto’ will try to win another Champions League and compete for other titles. Pending an official announcement, Real Madrid found a new manager.