After the exclusion from the Champions League.. What future awaits Ancelotti with Real Madrid?

After the exclusion from the Champions League.. What future awaits Ancelotti with Real Madrid?
After the exclusion from the Champions League.. What future awaits Ancelotti with Real Madrid?

The Italian, Carlo Ancelotti, will not enhance his rich resume, at least this season, as he eliminated the most crowned coach in the European Champions League in football (4) with his Spanish team, Real Madrid, on Wednesday, from the semi-finals, but his near future appears within the walls of the club. royalist.

“I do not want to listen to this issue anymore,” commented the president of the royal club, Florentino Perez, on May 6, after his team crowned the King’s Cup title against Osasuna (2-1), putting an end to speculation about the future of the feat coach who is strongly pursued by the national team. Brazil.

Nothing changed after that, but Real Madrid ended a regular season, after losing its two titles in the Champions League, with a severe loss against Manchester City, England, 0-4, on Wednesday, (1-1 in the first leg), and the domestic league in favor of its rivals, Barcelona.

Real Madrid suffered a severe loss against Manchester City, England, 0-4

After winning the only local cup title that lacks his treasury, the Italian “Meester” will have won six titles with Real in 475 days: the League, the Cup, the Champions League, the Spanish Super, the European Super and the Club World Cup. All this in less than two seasons, which is a precedent for a coach at Real Madrid.

Eyebrow reduction

With his gentle, calm personality, his dancing eyebrows, and his talent as a speaker, he contained the fans, the journalists, the officials, and most importantly: the players.

“The players are my friends,” Carlito said a year ago during the La Liga title celebration in May 2022.

And if he had ever announced his intention to end his career at Real Madrid, the Italian coach admitted that he might have rushed.

Carlo Ancelotti during a press conference on May 16, 2023

Brazil is chasing Ancelotti fiercely, after the departure of its coach, Tite, after an ordinary World Cup that witnessed its qualification to the quarter-finals, before exiting against Croatia on penalties.

In the face of the insistence of journalists, Ancelotti, who will turn sixty-four on June 10, the day of the Champions League final, cut them off last spring. “Let things be clear: I will not talk about my professional future before the end of the season. I am calm and focused on our season. I want to reach the end of my contract.” , until 2024.

He concluded jokingly, similar to the end of his press conferences, “If Real Madrid is happy with me and wants to keep me, I will stay until 2034.”

And he added in early April, “I do not know the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation. But if he wants to come to Madrid to negotiate with me, I would love to meet him and welcome him. I love staying at Real Madrid, I love this club.”

A new stadium and an ever-evolving lineup

Ancelotti’s decision can be understood, especially before the 2024 season, which seems promising, as the royal team will finally play in the renewed Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu.

In December 2023, the stadium renovation work, which began at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to be completed.

Carlo Ancelotti during training for Real Madrid on April 17, 2023

The white team’s lineup is also continuing to develop, as Ancelotti confirmed the recruitment of the left-back, Fran Garcia, from Rayo Vallecano, and he hopes for the return of the midfielder, Ibrahim Diaz, who was loaned to Milan.

Real Madrid is working on the file of bringing in the young English midfielder, Judd Bellingham, who is brilliant this season with Borussia Dortmund.

According to press reports, Dortmund gave its approval to the White Castle, but the agreement remains on the penalty clause, which may exceed one hundred million euros.

In light of such facts, Ancelotti, the only coach to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League in four decades (1990-2020), will be convinced to extend his stay in the Spanish capital.

He will also be ready for a new adventure that will lead him to a fifth title as a coach in the Champions League and catch up with the Frenchman, Zinedine Zidane, who is the second most title-winning coach with Real Madrid (11) behind Miguel Muños (14).