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Bayern Munich highly interested in recruiting future Real Madrid target to replace Tuchel as manager



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After intense speculation regarding the future of Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian ended up renewing for two additional years with the Merengues.

Despite Brazil lurking in the background and making frequent advances, Ancelotti publicly exclaimed his wish was to always continue coaching in the Spanish capital.

With the deal now set in stone and Ancelotti bestowed with the responsibility of overseeing the team for the foreseeable future, reports of Real Madrid planning the 64-year-old’s succession plan have died down.

Habitually associated with Los Blancos prior to Ancelotti’s renewal was Bayern Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso.

A revered figure at Real Madrid in his playing days, he has emerged as one of the top managerial prospects, seamlessly transitioning his exceptional skills from the field to a coaching role.

Bayern Munich enter the picture

Now, as per Jorge C. Picon, Bayern will go after Xabi Alonso in the summer.

By extending Carlo Ancelotti’s contract, the Bavarians aim to capitalise on Real Madrid’s decision to withdraw from the race for the Spanish coach.

Moreover, when Thomas Tuchel’s term at Bayern concludes, the executives of the German team want to hand Alonso the keys to the bench because they are impressed by what he is accomplishing at Leverkusen.

After all, he has helped his side secure a first place position in the Bundesliga, leading over giants like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

For Real Madrid, Bayern’s potential approach will not ring alarm bells anymore now that Ancelotti’s future no longer arouses uncertainty.

Nonetheless, knowing such a promising manager, who created an incredible legacy as a player in the Spanish capital, is joining a European powerhouse will be concerning.

More so, as he will likely not be available to replace Ancelotti in the future if things go seriously wrong.

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Barcelona find legal precedent to replay El Clasico after ‘ghost goal’ controversy



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Barcelona’s recent defeat to Real Madrid in El Clasico appears to have caused calamity inside the Catalan camp.

The defeat has effectively ruled Barça out of the title race while further diminishing the chances of Xavi staying at Camp Nou.

Amid all this, Barcelona president Joan Laporta appears to be having a hard swallowing the result and has gone on a rampage against the use of VAR, which notably annulled a goal from Lamine Yamal after it was cleared from behind the line by Andriy Lunin.

A day after the result, Laporta even warned that Barcelona might seek legal measures to try and replay El Clasico if they find any evidence of wrongdoings. And that statement could now soon turn into reality.

Barcelona consider legal measures

According to Cadena SER, Barcelona are considering legal action under the guidance of none other than Laporta to force a replay.

Their inspiration? An incident earlier this year in the Belgian League, where a VAR error led to the permission for a replay of an Anderlecht vs Genk match, although the decision was later annulled by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Joan Laporta ready to take legal measures. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

CAS is the apex body for all things related to sports. And although the entity was involved in annulling the replay between Genk and Anderlecht, Barcelona are hopeful they would intervene in this matter.

The Catalans are aware that local bodies such as RFEF and CTA might not cooperate with Barcelona, knowing the image and prestige of Spanish football could be at stake.

As such, Barça are hopeful of intervention from CAS. They want the apex court to look into the matter and stage a replay of the Clasico.

Barca’s threats of legal action, including potentially involving the CAS, seem like a desperate attempt to try and remain in the title race – the only avenue for silverware left for the Catalans this season.

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