Real Madrid are set to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement
‘later today according to reports.
Following Zinedine Zidane’s exit from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium last week,
Mauricio Pochettino, who has been heavily linked with a Tottenham homecoming,
was installed as one of the favorites for the job in the Spanish capital.
Antonio Conte, also mentioned in regards to the current Spurs vacancy, was also tipped
for the top job after parting ways with Inter Milan.
Ancelotti, 61, spent two seasons in charge at Real from 2013 to 2015, winning 75
percent of his 119 matches and lifting the Champions League, Copa del Rey and Club
World Cup, before his brutal sacking.
The Italian is under contract at Goodison Park until 2024 and guided them to a
disappointing tenth-placed finish this season.
He made it clear he wants to remain in charge until Everton relocate to their new
stadium – but the allure of Real Madrid is too strong for the Toffees to withstand.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Ancelotti is set to be announced as Madrid manager
this afternoon – with his agents having agreed on the termination of his Everton
Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte have both also been targeted for
the job. But given PSG’s determination to keep Pochettino, and various ‘complications’
with hiring Conte – Madrid wants Ancelotti.
Club president Florentino Perez is eager to appoint a new boss ASAP and doesn’t want
to get drawn into long negotiations.
Former players Raul and Xabi Alonso have also been linked, but aren’t getting the
job this time around.