Following Real Madrid decision to sack Carlo Ancelotti on Monday (25/5), the president Florentino Perez insists that they will announce a new manager next week. After leading the club to their 10th European Cup crown, Ancelotti has lost out after a campaign which only having Club World Cup as the only piece of silverware.
Perez had made it clear in Monday’s press conference at the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium that the services of the former AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris St Gerian coach were no longer required. “The board of directors has taken the decision to relieve Carlo Ancelotti of his duties as coach of Real Madrid,” Perez said.
Following the official announcement, Ancelotti took to Twitter to thank the players and fans for the memories. “What remains for me is the memory of two fantastic years at Real Madrid. Thank you to the club, to the fans, and to my players,” he posted.
The story of Ancelotto and AC Milan is over, but who will replace Ancelotti? Rumor has Real Madrid Castilla manager and former player ZInedine Zidane and Napoli boss Rafael Benitez to fill in the slot. Benitez holds the attention for detail that Ancelotti was lacking, while Zidane is said will be the club’s choice because of his knowledge of Real in the current form.
No doubt that Benitez is prepared and qualified as a former player, and manager. He is a man of languages, who has titles abroad while everybody remembers what he did at Liverpool. His agent and Real Madrid have met and talked about the matter. In any case, he wants to start discussing it next week.
While Zidane knows football, he knows how to coach and he knows Real Madrid most importantly. However, there has been discussion that Zidane did not perform well with Real Madrid B in the third tier of Spanish football, but he had the season when he was Ancelotti’s assistant last year.