The Real Madrid He already has a new coach and is an old acquaintance. Carlo Ancelotti (Reggiolo, Italy, 1959) He will be the coach of the white club next season after the entity announced it on Tuesday. Sign for three campaigns, until 2024, and comes in replacement of Zinedine Zidane, who resigned last week despite still having one more year on his contract. His salary will be lower than what he earned in England today and what ‘Zizou’ himself had.
In its statement, Real Madrid announces that this Wednesday, June 2 “The protocol signing ceremony will take place together with President Florentino Pérez in Real Madrid City. Later, Carlo Ancelotti will appear at 18:00 hours before the media in a telematic press conference “.
Ancelotti returns to Real Madrid after having managed for the last year and a half at Everton English. The white club set to work in search of a replacement for Zidane after confirming his departure and focused the search on an experienced coach. In the end, after a dance of names, the chosen one was the Italian who was already known and who, among other titles, raised The Tenth.
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Madrid is put back in the hands of Ancelotti. At 61, he returns to the white club’s bench to replace his former second coach during the 2013/2014 season, Zinedine Zidane. He led the merengue first team through 119 games, adding 89 wins, 14 draws and 16 losses. He holds the record for the best winning percentage in club history.
The goodbye of ‘Carletto’ came after the collapse of Real Madrid in the 2014/2015 season after having curdled a spectacular first part of the course. Madrid managed to add 22 consecutive victories at that time, but after the Club World Cup sank and ended up being left without a League and being eliminated by the Juventus in the semifinals of the Champions League. Was replaced by Rafa Benitez in summer, but the Madrid coach only lasted a few months and in January the ‘Zidane era’ started.
Ancelotti, after Madrid
Since his departure from Real Madrid, Ancelotti has managed several soccer teams in three different countries. After a sabbatical, the Italian returned to the bench in the summer of 2016. He took the controls of the Bayern Munich, but was fired at the beginning of the following season, in September 2017, after losing 3-0 to the PSG.
In the summer of 2018 he reached the Naples. He was there for a season and a half, but in December 2019 he was fired for his estrangement from the president and the squad. Little more than ten days later he was hired by Everton, which has been the club of his last adventure until now that he returns to Real Madrid.
The Madrid that is
Ancelotti is a coach who at Madrid stood out for his good relationship with the team’s dressing room, full of stars. His preferred scheme was 4-3-3, so it would give continuity to what has been seen in recent years, although Everton alternated playing with two ends.
It now comes to a Madrid undergoing reconstruction, different from the one found in 2013 after the time of Jose Mourinho. The Italian will have to give way to the youngest, instead of having to give continuity to the project that the Portuguese coach left him eight years ago. ‘Carletto’ is back and Real Madrid already has a new coach.
It is yet to be known who will be his second. Ancelotti has a modus operandi that is none other than having a former player of the house as his right hand. In his two previous seasons he was accompanied by Zidane himself in 2013/2014 and by Fernando iron in 2014/2015.
What is known is that it will count among its staff technician with Pintus. The Italian physical trainer returns after leaving Valdebebas when Zidane returned. Dupont’s work has not been satisfactory after the more than 60 injuries that have occurred throughout the last season and Pintus is the one chosen to get back on track. A club man.
In addition to Pintus, the coaching staff will also find Davide Ancelotti, son of Carlo. The rest of the details will be known. For the moment, Real Madrid crosses the first task on its summer list with the hiring of the veteran Italian coach, La Décima, and this Wednesday he will be at the controls of the boat to start the new project.
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