Real Madrid leaves no room for chance or surprises with regard to the technical director’s seat, which is currently occupied by the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, in light of the continuous and controversial talk about his future with the “Meringue”.
Despite Ancelotti’s desire to fully fulfill his contract with Real Madrid, which expires in the summer of 2024, and to invest every media appearance to confirm this, surprises in the world of football require the “Meringue” to prepare for any possible scenario, according to what the newspaper “Sport” says ( Sport) Spanish.
And the newspaper confirms that Ancelotti does not tire of saying that planning for the next season (2023-2024) has been completed, but Real Madrid wants to protect itself, whether the 63-year-old Italian succeeds in winning a title or not in the current season.
And “Sport” indicates that Ancelotti is very enthusiastic about training the Brazilian national team, and therefore the expert Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, protects himself with a number of alternative names capable of leading Real Madrid in the next season.
💥 The Real Madrid is aware of what Ancelotti is proud of in verano and which is tener before the relevo by his despedido
– Diario SPORT (@sport) April 27, 2023
It seems that the list prepared by Perez has become clear, and includes repeated names that have previously worked with Real Madrid, such as French Zinedine Zidane and Portuguese Jose Mourinho, the current coach of Rome.
In the event that Zidane returns, the Frenchman will work as a coach for the “royal” club for the third time, this time after two seasons of rest.
With regard to Mourinho, “Sport” confirms that the Portuguese sitting on the coach’s chair is an old desire for Perez, because “Special One” left a good feeling in Madrid, despite the challenges he faced during his period with the team (2010-2013), where he He won the Spanish League by collecting 100 points, but failed to win the Champions League, although he left behind a team that terrorized the old continent.
In parallel, there are two other “beloved” names on President Perez’s table, namely Argentine Mauricio Pochettino and Spaniard Xabi Alonso.
The Argentine has always flirted with Real Madrid, expressed his admiration for the club and wished to train him, but every time the “meringue” was looking for a coach, Pochettino would be associated with another team, but this time the man was available to Perez.
As for Alonso, he is a fourth option that Real Madrid does not exclude, especially with his wonderful work with Bayer Leverkusen, which the young coach reached while he was languishing in the relegation centers in the German League, so he jumped him to sixth place, only 7 points behind the qualifying position for the Champions League next season. He also led him to the semi-finals of the European League.
Xabi Alonso since taking over at Bayer Leverkusen:
▪️ 30G: W17, D6, L7
▪️ 16th to 6th in the Bundesliga
▪️ 6 pts off UCL spot
▪️ 13 unbeaten games
▪️ Europa League semis (club’s first European semifinal in 21 years)
– B/R Football (@brfootball) April 24, 2023
And “Sport” explains that these four names are the favorites of the Real Madrid president, noting at the same time that there are two other names ready to take on this heavy task.
The matter concerns the Spaniards Raul Gonzalez and Alvaro Arbeloa, who previously played for Real Madrid, as the newspaper believes that they have the characteristics of leadership, and they know the secrets of the team, its requirements and values well, and both of them are highly appreciated by the club.
But Real Madrid views Raul and Arbeloa as temporary options during this period, in the event that the club fails to sign one of the first four names.