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Reports: Real Madrid to appoint former manager as Zidane replacement

18.68K   //    31 Dec 2017, 12:41 IST

Real Madrid Training and Press Conference

What’s the story?

Real Madrid have had a tough start to the season and Florentino Perez has already thought of changing the manager. Los Blancos have a lot of trust in Zidane but are not willing to take the risk of keeping him at the club for long if it doesn't see them winning trophies.

As per reports in Express, the Spanish giants are in talks with Carlo Ancelotti to take over from Zidane at the end of the season. The Italian is unemployed right now following his sacking at Bayern Munich earlier this season.

In case you didn’t know…

Carlo Ancelotti managed Real Madrid for 2 years before he was sacked. He won the Champions League, Copa Del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup in his first season but a trophyless 2nd season saw him getting the axe.

The heart of the matter

Florentino Perez believes that Ancelotti will be the right man to get Madrid back on track. Los Blancos suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Barcelona at Bernabeu last week and are 14 points behind the Catalan side right now.

Ancelotti did not win the league title at Madrid during his first term at Madrid and they believe he will come back to complete his unfinished business. La Liga is the only domestic league title he has not won in the countries he has managed.

Real Madrid fans have a lot of respect for Carlo but the Madridistas are not in favour of Zidane getting the sack. They want the club to get rid of Karim Benzema and other deadwood in the squad before taking a decision on the manager's future.


Author’s Take

It's very difficult to see Ancelotti head back to Madrid. He's wanted by Chelsea as well and he will take time to decide what to do. He has rejected an offer from China as well.

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