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Brazil national team still keen on Ancelotti, want a final decision by May 25
Just when it seemed like Carlo Ancelotti had stabilised Real Madrid’s ship, the men in white fell to an embarrassing 4-2 defeat to Girona in La Liga on Tuesday. Yet, the sporadic heavy defeat has been the story of the club in the league this season.
The loss at Montilivi may have no influence on the decision of Ancelotti’s future, especially if Los Blancos win the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League. However, the Italian is under pressure to make an immediate decision according to GE Globo.
The media outlet reveal that the Brazilian Football Confederation, who have been interested in signing the manager for a long time now, have given him an ultimatum to make a decision.
The CBF want a final answer by May 25 and will not wait beyond that date. After all, Ancelotti has not given a definitive yes or no to the Brazilian administration yet.
The coach has repeatedly maintained in his press conferences that he wishes to stay in Madrid. However, reports earlier in the week also spoke about him being infuriated by the criticism around him leaked to the media.
It is thus not clear whether Ancelotti and his team see another year in Madrid as a viable option or not. In the case of his departure, however, top target Mauricio Pochettino may be unavailable.
The deadline towards the end of May will arrive after the Copa del Rey final. However, the UCL final is scheduled to be held in June and will thus fall after the stipulated date.
The coming weeks will be decisive for the Real Madrid manager to make his decision. In the event of his departure, however, Zinedine Zidane remains a possible candidate to take over for a third stint.
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Real Madrid youngster impresses Ancelotti, Kroos, and Messi in training – report
Real Madrid have a host of talent coming through their youth setup, with the likes of Sergio Arribas, Vinicius Tobias, and Nico Paz impressing the club through their performances with Real Madrid Castilla.
Paz, especially, has been touted as one of the biggest talents coming through the Madrid academy. He is considered ‘the’ talent from the youth setup, with a lot of expectations around him.
A midfielder by trade, Paz has seemingly impressed two of the biggest names in world football, according to MARCA.
One of them is Toni Kroos, who has watched Paz closely during training with the senior team. The German complimented him, as well, saying, “This boy should train with us every day because he is terrific.”
He has also seemingly created an impression on none other than Lionel Messi, while the two were training with Argentina together.
Carlo Ancelotti has also joined the praise parade for Paz, “He has projections to play in the first team. He is doing very well with Arbeloa and the times he was used by Raúl he has also done very well at Castilla.”
Paz has already been included in the squad list for two games so far this season, and will continue to train with Real Madrid’s senior squad. He is also expected to be a part of los blancos’ pre-season tour, after which he could get minutes next season.
Real Madrid have renewed the Argentine’s contract up until 2027, as they wanted to lock him down quickly for the long-term. There, is however, a chance he could leave Madrid on lock next season to get minutes with a senior division side.