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Everton considering move for Real Madrid assistant manager as their head coach
Carlo Ancelotti has established himself as one of the world’s best managers over his long and successful career. The Italian tactician has overseen clubs in several top European leagues including La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga and has seen glory on all fronts.
However, one of the lesser-known facts about his managerial career is that his own son, Davide Ancelotti, works as his assistant manager.
The duo have been working as a group since 2016 when Ancelotti took over as the manager of Bayern Munich. Davide moved with his father to Napoli in 2018 and even worked as his assistant manager at Everton between 2019 and 2021.
According to reports from Sami Mokbel, Davide Ancelotti is one of the possible candidates on the table to take over as the manager of Everton. This would be a big break in the career of the young aspiring manager.
At the moment, Davide is working at Real Madrid under the command of Carlo Ancelotti and can often be seen playing a vocal role on the sidelines of Santiago Bernabeu. Now, however, his spell with the Merengues could be close to ending.
Everton are currently in a precarious situation in the Premier League and sit in the relegation zone. They have just 15 points in 20 league games and have won just three games so far.
To hire an inexperienced manager like Davide would undoubtedly be a massive risk on the part of the Toffees. With their position in the first division at stake, one would assume that the possibility of Everton taking such a massive chance is low.
Marcelo Bielsa is said to be in a prime position to take over at Everton and has arrived in the city to negotiate with the management. Sean Dyche is another big contender who sits above Ancelotti on the administration’s preference.
If given a chance to take over, there is little doubt whether Carlo Ancelotti would allow his son to leave Real Madrid. However, it remains to be seen if he hires a new face to work as his assistant subsequently.
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Real Madrid midfielder trained away from the group last week, but has no injury – report
With the international break underway, several Real Madrid players have been called up for national team assignments. The stars who have not travelled for international duty have continued to work at the club’s Valdebebas training facility to prepare for the restart.
Toni Kroos is one such player who has remained in Madrid, having retired from international football back in 2021.
However, there had been concerns growing around the 33-year-old’s physical condition as he regularly did indoor work last week and was not spotted in group training with his teammates.
Now, Sergio Quirante has come up with an update on Kroos’ situation, stating that even though the midfielder largely did individual work inside the facilities over the last week, he is fine and has no injuries.
Taking advantage of the international break, the former Bayern Munich superstar is understood to have gone through an individual program to prepare for the final, decisive stretch of the 2022/23 season.
Kroos not being injured comes as a big positive for Real Madrid, ahead of important games against Real Valladolid and Barcelona within the first five days of April.
The rest of the Real Madrid midfield contingent – Luka Modric, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, and Dani Ceballos – are all away on international duties and could return with some fatigue from the travel.
So, it is important that Kroos is fully fit and ready to go as Real Madrid look to cut down the gap to the top of the table in La Liga and also make it to the finals of the Copa del Rey by overturning a first-leg deficit against Barcelona in the semi-finals.
Kroos has played 37 matches this season, chipping in with two goals and five assists in the process. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it is still unclear whether he will renew or hang up his boots.