Carlo Ancelotti under pressure at Real Madrid. Could Zidane replace him?
After delivering the famed “La Decima” last season with Real Madrid crowned champions of Europe, it’s quite difficult to believe that Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly under pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu.
As crazy as it sounds, that’s the word on the street.
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Following a somewhat tumultuous spell since the winter break which has seen his sides slip to second in the La Liga standings and the likes of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo go off the boil, whispers around the Spanish capital suggest that Ancelotti’s two-year stay at Real could be over this summer.
His replacement? Enter the fray, Zinedine Zidane.
Zidane, who was Ancelotti’s assistant last season and is the darling of the Bernabeu after his dazzling performances as a player, is currently coaching Real’s reserve side, Real Madrid Castilla. The former World Player of the Year, World Cup winner with France and European Cup winner with Real is gathering the required experience as a coach and completing his coaching badges. Yep, Zidane still needs those...
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Anyway, Sky Sports’ Spanish experts Guillem Balague and Graham Hunter discussed Ancelotti’s future with Los Blancos and both agreed that they’d be extremely surprised to see Ancelotti stay at Real past the end of the 2015-16 season. Zidane, 42, is being lined up as Ancelotti’s successor, but may we seem him arrive this summer if Real’s superstars fail to win La Liga or defend their UCL crown successfully?