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Jurgen Klopp among contenders for Real Madrid’s managerial job in future – report



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Real Madrid’s managerial position has been a point of contention in recent months. Especially with the club underperforming in La Liga, there has been speculation over the future of Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian himself has been subjected to a move to the Brazilian national team as a direct replacement for Tite.

Amidst all the speculations, MARCA has come up with an update on Real Madrid’s managerial situation, suggesting that Ancelotti still holds confidence within the camp and is likely to continue, for the time being.

However, some within the camp consider Jurgen Klopp as an ‘eternal candidate’ to replace Ancelotti sometime in the future. There are doubts about whether or not the German is up for the job, but he is one of the top contenders nonetheless.

Real Madrid’s interest in Klopp is hardly surprising as the Spanish giants have always professed a style of football that is direct and dynamic. Known for his iconic Gegenpressing style of football, that is where Klopp comes into the fray.

The German tactician has had immense success during his time at Mainz, Dortmund and Liverpool, building strong and competitive squads at each of these clubs and offering a sense of identity.

Klopp has notably won the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League during his time at Liverpool so far. But his team has faced backlash this season for not performing well in the Premier League. They were also hammered 5-2 by none other than Real Madrid in the Champions League knockout round earlier this week.

Klopp is not the only German coach to be subjected to the Real Madrid job, though, with former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel also keeping a close eye on Ancelotti’s situation at Santiago Bernabeu.

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Real Madrid superstar reveals how advice from Brazil legend helped him improve



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Even with all the excitement around Kylian Mbappe, it is Vinicius Junior, who continues to be Real Madrid’s biggest star.

In the past few years, the Brazilian has witnessed substantial growth, notably establishing himself as one of the best players in world football.

Vinicius’ rapid rise to prominence has been backed by numbers as well, with the forward racking up 82 goals and 75 assists in 262 competitive matches for Real Madrid.

Vinicius on receiving advice from Ronaldo

In a recent media interaction, Vinicius Junior, when talking about his success at Real Madrid, revealed that the forward constantly receives advice from his compatriot and former Real Madrid legend Ronaldo.

Vinicius particularly pointed out Ronaldo’s advice in 1v1 situations and how it has helped him improve in such scenarios.

“Ronaldo always calls me and gives me advice, he teaches me so many things. Since he told me that his favourite thing is a 1v1 vs a GK, I thought about it a lot and started working on it really hard,” Vinicius said (h/t Madrid Zone).

Ronaldo regularly speaks with Vinicius. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“Now, every time I’m in a 1v1 with a GK, I’m the calmest guy in the world. Ever since that conversation with Ronaldo, I stopped being afraid of making mistakes in a 1v1,” the forward added.

Vinicius has indeed witnessed an improvement in his 1v1 play in recent years, which has been reflected in his higher goalscoring numbers.

This season, the forward has netted 23 goals in all competitions while racking up 11 assists. His goalscoring prowess, coupled with his ability in 1v1 situations could prove to be critical as Real Madrid take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final next month.

The Brazilian international, though, will be up against a challenging defensive duo of Mats Hummels and Nico Schlotterbeck, who have been able to keep the opposition attacks quiet this season.

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