While i9t might be an international weekend, that does not mean that teams are not busy working on their plans for next season. One team that will change managers is Manchester City and according to reports from Spain and Italy, the Premier League champions have given Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti an April 30 deadline on whether he will be there new manager next season.
Ancelotti’s contract with Madrid is through the end of next season, but amazingly his future at the club is not secure despite winning four trophies in 2014 including the club’s long sought after La Decima Champions League trophy.
Recently Real president Florentino Perez declared that “irrespective of what happens”, Ancelotti will be Madrid coach through to the end of this season but was more ambiguous when pushed on next season’s campaign.
“I’ve said what I’ve said, do you want me to get rid of him? This coach has the full backing of the president and the board”, he later added.
The next month and a half will be key in determining Ancelotti’s future as Real Madrid face their bitter city rival Atleti in the quarter finals of the Champions League as well as a difficult league program where the team can’t afford any more slip-ups with Barcelona four points clear at the summit of La Liga.
It is shocking to me that Real would be happy to let Ancelotti go, and that they top candidate to replace him according to La Gazzetta is Real B team coach Zinedine Zidane. Ancelotti is one of the to coaches in the world. How can a club like Real even consider going from him to an unproven manager in Zidane?