A revelation coach will be one of the two candidates to take the white club position.
Although the European season has just started, Real Madrid know that Carlo Ancelotti will not continue to manage the team as the Italian will lead Brazil from next June 2024.
The Italian will accept the offer from the Brazilian Football Confederation and will be the first foreign coach to lead one of the most important teams in the world.
As a result, Madrid is already in the process of finding its next coach and has two strong options in the pipeline to replace the Italian.
The number one option is Xabi Alonso, who is currently in charge of Bayer Leverkusen and where he has had an unparalleled start to the campaign as he is second in the Bundesliga with the same points as Bayern Munich, which is the leader.
Florentino Pérez is very fond of Espanyol and he does not have much adaptation to the club because he is an old acquaintance of the institution. However, Alonso recently renewed his contract with the German club so Madrid will have to pay his termination clause in order for him to lead the Merengues.
So in the last few hours the second option has emerged if Xabi fails and it is the Italian coach Roberto De Zerbi, currently the coach of Brighton, the club of the revelation of the Premier League since last season.
According to the Ser network in Spain, Madrid also have in mind the 44-year-old Italian who managed to gain European recognition with Brighton since he put a club in the middle of the Premier table in sixth place and qualified for the Europa League.
It is worth noting that De Zerbi has a lot of experience as a coach in charge of clubs such as Foggia, Palermo, Benevento, Sassuolo, Shakhtar Donetsk and Brighton.