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Who can lead Real Madrid to break Barcelona dominance?

Posted on May 19, 2015 by admin

It is no secret that the Real Madrid future of our Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti is under serious threat after a disappointing second half of the season saw us relinquish the La Liga title and suffer shock exits from the Champions League at the hands of Juventus and the Copa Del Rey at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

So the bookies are bound to be busy taking bets on who will be in charge of this great club next season. Before having a punt yourselves though, perhaps using a SkyBet promotion to get yourself the best deal, it would be a good idea to consider the options well.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague told Sky Sports the other day that Madrid had already sounded out a few candidates including, strangely enough, our former boss Jose Mourinho.

Balague said, “Real have spoken to Julen Lopetegui at Porto, to Jurgen Klopp, to Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho.

“They have already spoken to those four to see if they would be interested in coaching Real Madrid. They have spoken to Jose Mourinho – he said no to them, of course.

“Out of those four, Rafa is favoured by some but not others. Mourinho is favoured by some and not by others and Lopetegui is deemed as something for the future, but they have sounded out all of them.

“Klopp isn’t an automatic yes for the job, and it may be a little bit too early for Zinedine Zidane.

“There was a plan at the beginning of the season, but Real Madrid Castilla haven’t been doing too well so, again, there is doubt.

“The problem Florentino Perez is facing is that he’s not in love with anybody.

“He was in love with Mourinho when he brought him to the club, and he has loved other appointments.

“However, at the moment, there is not a clear candidate to replace Ancelotti and he could stay.

“But if you tell Ancelotti, ‘you’re going to stay because there is nobody else,’ what does that tell you about his authority next season?”

For me though, I think it might be the smart move to stick with Ancelotti for another season. He has proved over many years, different countries, leagues and clubs, that he is a top manager. He has even proved himself at Madrid, winning that long sought after 10th European cup and being able to handle the many egos in the dressing room. He certainly did better than Mourinho in that regard so why not keep him?

If there is a better candidate then fair enough but I am struggling to think of one and it seems as though the Real Madrid president is in the same boat, so maybe that bet should go on the man already in charge even though it is not usually the Real Madrid way.

It is not as though we were not close in all three competitions so does that famous La Decima not mean that Ancelotti deserves another chance?

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