Strong blow to get Real Madrid out of Champions League; Are you still Ancelotti?
Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Real Madrid raised suspicions in the White House. Will we see a continuation of Carlo Ancelotti? Are there casualties in the squad already?
MADRID – Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will meet with Carlo Ancelotti in the coming days to discuss plans for the upcoming season, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
A 4-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg left disappointed at the Santiago Bernabeu, but the club do not want to make a decision on the spot and multiple sources assure ESPN that Florentino is still in consideration for a second season. Be the one to put Ancelotti in his position.
In the last few hours there has been criticism from outside the line-up of Ancelotti who decided to retain his usual 4-3-3 and who opted for Éder Militão to stop Erling Haaland, despite the fact that Despite that Antonio Rüdiger was one of the most outstanding players in the tie in the first leg. However, sources consulted by ESPN do not want to pin the blame on the Italian coach for the defeat and believe that this time it is necessary to divide the blame between different members of the squad.
In fact, a source admits to ESPN that it is the first time in a long time that they feel inferior to an opponent and therefore understand that the team needs some changes for next season.
Thus, Florentino and Ancelotti will face each other in the coming days to plan for the next season, but sources consulted by ESPN downplay this meeting and suggest that the coach will have to be fired at the end of the season for the president. Calling is normal. inventory.
Several footballers have publicly stated that they want Ancelotti to continue after the defeat against City and sources have told ESPN that it would be a surprise if the Italian does not continue at the Santiago Bernabeu until at least 2024 when his contract expires. lives.
At Real Madrid, as ESPN has already reported, they are closely following the work Xabi Alonso is doing at Bayer Leverkusen, but he believes that the man still at the helm of the club It is too early to assign who was a player of the white team between 2009 and 2014.
Zinedine Zidane could become another option as sources tell ESPN that relations between the Frenchman and Real Madrid are “very good” once again, despite the fact that his last departure from the white club was through the back door.
Furthermore, the Frenchman has been without a team since then and is currently locked out of training with France after Didier Deschamps decided against renewing his contract.
Meanwhile, other options such as Raul Gonzalez, the current coach of Madrid’s second team, Julian Nagelsmann or Mauricio Pochettino, who is yet to be confirmed as Chelsea’s new coach, do not generate consensus across the board.
Ancelotti, ESPN is reporting, has an offer to coach Brazil, but has publicly stated that his intention is to complete his contract at Real Madrid unless the club tells him otherwise.
Thus, a revolution is not expected in the White House, but some changes in the form of signings to rejuvenate which many veterans such as Luka Modric, Karim Benzema or Toni Kroos are already above thirty.
Madrid have already signed Fran García, who is currently at Rayo Vallecano, to strengthen the left-back and are evaluating the arrival of a right-back and even have a purchase option for Vinicius Tobias. making an impact, who is currently in the second team.
Similarly, ESPN recently reported that in the next few days, the club’s leader White will travel to Germany to meet Borussia Dortmund and try to grab the signature of Jude Bellingham from Manchester City.
Furthermore, as ESPN reported in February, Madrid are also scanning the market for a center forward as Mariano will leave the team in the summer and they are considering the arrival of a number 9 who would play alongside Karim Benzema. Can move around as a priority.