Will Real Madrid Replace Carlo Ancelotti?


Posted: May 18, 2015

Updated: October 6, 2017

Ancelotti’s position at Real Madrid has become unstable after the Champions League elimination against Juventus.

Carlo Ancelotti has signed for Real Madrid as a replacement for José Mourinho, who stepped down after 3 years at the Royal Club. The Italian manager has won the Spanish Cup and the Champions League in his first year at Los Blancos

• Madrid fans blame Ancelotti
• Klopp or Zidane could replace Carlo
• Ancelotti could move to Manchester

and was believed to be working in the Spanish capital for a long time.

However, football is not that simple as Real Madrid always aims to be the best club in the world, being second is never enough. That is why Carlo Ancelotti’s position has become endangered due to Real Madrid’s performance in the season 2014/15.

Real Madrid seemed incredibly strong in the beginning of the season

Online gambling sites in Spain keep reporting that football fans from the Spanish capital are not completely pleased with the performance of the club’s current manager. Rather the contrary, they are unpleased with Ancelotti not winning any of the major trophies in the season of 2014-15.

The team has started the season in poor form, even though they won the European Super Cup against Sevilla, few days later the team lost the Spanish Supercup against Atletico de Madrid. Later on the club picked up its best form, claiming 22 wins in a row, which resulted in a victory in the FIFA Club World Cup.

The great series has stopped after the grave injury of Luka Modric, which ruled him out for several month. In addition, many key players, such as Sergio Ramos and James Rodríguez had to miss out several games as well. This was a result of the end of the winning streak of 22, which resulted in harder situation in the league.

Real Madrid Malaga Modric knee injury
In addition, in the Round of 16, the Royal Club has been knocked out by city rival Atletico de Madrid, who also humiliated Galacticos in the Liga BBVA game at Vicente Calderón. After that game, Real Madrid lost its first place in the league and Barcelona became favourites to the title, according to online sportsbooks.

Fans of Los Blancos blame Carlo Ancelotti for the drop of form

Real Madrid were also struggling in the Champions League. They defeated FC SChalke 04 easily in the first leg in the Round of 16 at Gelsenkirchen, winning 0-2 on away field. Mobile betting sites believed the duel is over and Real Madrid are already in the next round. However, Di Matteo’s men scored 4 goals in Bernabeu, and Real Madrid was lucky to go through with a loss of 4-3 at home field.

In the quarter-finals, Real Madrid was drawn against Atletico de Madrid, the team who was undefeated against Real Madrid in 6 games in a row this season. Real was favourite, yet Simeone’s men were the most dangerous team for Ancelotti’s side. After a struggling 0-0, Chicharito’s goal in the 88th minute put Real Madrid to the semi-finals.

In the top 4 it was FC Juventus who was regarded as the weakest side of the remaining teams, but they proved everyone wrong. They defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in Turin, and even though the fact that Real Madrid took the lead at the Bernabeu stadium, the Italian side did not give up and eliminated Los Merengues by reaching a 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital.

Numerous fans of Real Madrid now demand replacement for the manager as they believe it is all Carlo Ancelotti’s fault. They blame him for the injuries, because, as they say, the Italian did not use his full squad, and he exhausted his players by the end of the season. They also complain about the unmotivated, soulless performance the players showed each week.

Ancelotti’s replacement could be Jürgen Klopp or Rafael Benitez

Jurgen Klopp press conference laughing
Fans of Galacticos even opened up a debate who should be the replacement of the successful Italian manager. The leading names on these chart were Jürgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane, but the names Roberto Mancini and Rafael Benítez were also mentioned many times on the list of the possible candidates for Real Madrid’s managerial role.

However, Jürgen Klopp has been a successful coach at Borussia Dortmund, and he built up a great and strong team which even reached the Champions League final, which they lost against Bayern Munich. But Klopp’s side has performed horribly in this season, they were running away from relegation until mid-season, although they play the final in the German Cup after knocking out Guardiola’s Bayern.

Zinedine Zidane seems to be the perfect choice for Real Madrid fans, even though the fact that he is completely inexperienced and needs more time to improve as a team boss. The legendary midfielder is the head boss at Real Madrid’s second team, RM Castilla, and has been Ancelotti’s assistant when they won the Champions League and the Cope del Rey.

Meanwhile, UK gambling news report that Carlo Ancelotti has already agreed to sign a contract with English runner-up Manchester City. The English club is believed to terminate Manuel Pellegrini’s contract at the end of the season, and Sheikh Mansour, owner of Man City, sees Ancelotti as the perfect replacement for the Chilean manager.

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