According to the Spanish press, Carlo Ancelotti is now the favorite to succeed Zinédine Zidane on the Real Madrid bench. The Italian coach, still under contract at Everton, had coached club merengue from 2013 to 2015.
New with old? This is obviously the Real Madrid project. After the return of Zinédine Zidane in 2019, the Spanish club are said to be about to recall another former coach to replace the Frenchman: Carlo Ancelotti.
While the Cadena SER had mentioned the track of the Italian on Monday, the Madrid newspapers Marca and As confirmed this hypothesis on Tuesday. They go even further, since Marca indicates that the 61-year-old technician is now the favorite for the position, and that he could sign for Real in the coming hours, the club intending to quickly settle this matter to concentrate. on the transfer window.
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Under contract with Everton until 2024
In Italy, the Gazzetta dello Sport also explains that Ancelotti was contacted by Real, and that he is motivated by this challenge. It remains to know the point of view of Everton in this story, since the technician is under contract with the Toffees until … 2024. Suffice to say that the vice-champion of Spain will probably have to take out the checkbook for to poach the old international environment.
Carlo Ancelotti already coached Real Madrid from 2013 to 2015, after his stint at PSG. He had allowed the Merengue club to win the Champions League, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Super Cup in 2014, before leaving the following spring, to then bounce back to Bayern, then to Naples, and therefore to Everton.