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Chelsea, Tottenham managerial target remains on Real Madrid shortlist – report
Even as Real Madrid look forward to securing a berth in the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League later this evening, it appears Carlo Ancelotti’s future at the club is far from safe.
With the club struggling to perform in the league, there is much pressure on Ancelotti to deliver at least two trophies by the end of the season.
There is a possibility that the Italian tactician could be sacked if the team fail to deliver, even though he is convinced he will remain in charge next season.
To that end, Florian Plettenberg claims Real Madrid have identified Julian Nagelsmann as an option in case they sack Ancelotti at the end of the season.
Nagelsmann became a free agent earlier in the year, after Bayern Munich’s decision to sack him just before the Borussia Dortmund game. He was replaced by former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
Despite his sacking, Nagelsmann remains a sought-after commodity in the managerial market, with Tottenham and Chelsea already looking out for his services in the coming summer. But they are not alone in the chase, with Real Madrid also interested.
However, Plettenberg claims Nagelsmann is not Real Madrid’s top priority, which is not a surprise as the club have been linked with other big names such as Mauricio Pochettino.
Many believe the Argentine is leading the chase to become the Real Madrid manager, but he could face competition from other candidates such as Xabi Alonso, Raul, and even Marcelo Gallardo.
Hence, it promises to be an important summer ahead for Real Madrid as they not only look to strengthen the team but also find a new manager, who will be able to drive the club forward with the right ideas and smoothen the transitory phase ahead.
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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report
Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.
Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.
In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.
This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.
The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.
Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.
Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.
Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.