The noise surrounding Carlo Ancelotti and his potential appointment as the Brazil national team manager from next year is starting to cause some concerns within the Real Madrid camp.
The Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues has been very vocal about their pursuit of Ancelotti and even appeared to confirm the Italian’s appointment starting next year in a recent interview.
However, his repeated comments in the media about the matter have led to some concerns about Ancelotti and his motivation at Real Madrid heading into the new season.
As such, The Athletic is now reporting that Ancelotti has not signed any contract with Brazil as of yet and his entourage continues to deny claims that there is a verbal agreement in place for him to take over the reins of the Selecao next year.
However, it is only natural for Real Madrid to have some concerns especially given the constant chatter around the subject in the media.
Ancelotti had some problems in his second season back at the club and with a new, youthful squad and without Karim Benzema, the club believe there could be more issues in the upcoming campaign as well.
And, in case of a bad start to the season, the club will not rule out the possibility of sacking Ancelotti even before his contract expires in 2024.
Ancelotti has always maintained that Real Madrid are his priority and had ambitions of retiring at the Santiago Bernabeu. But, sources close to the Italian indicate that the dream of ending his career with Los Blancos have faded and there is a possibility of him moving to Brazil.
At the same time, though, if things go well next term and he is offered a new contract by Real Madrid, the 64-year-old would be more than happy to sign it.
The situation is far from ideal, given the noise around the manager’s future before the start of the season. And a misstep in the early parts of the campaign could end up costing Ancelotti his job.
French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him
Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.
However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.
Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links
Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”
“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.
The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.
Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.
Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid
Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.
Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.
Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.
The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.