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Real Madrid assistant manager to leave in the summer, club icon eyed as replacement
As reported by AS, Davide Ancelotti has announced that he will leave Real Madrid in June to embark on his first managerial adventure. The Italian is currently working at Real Madrid as a deputy to his father, Carlo Ancelotti.
Los Blancos see Alvaro Arbeloa, the current manager of Juvenil A, as the possible candidate to become the assistant manager to Ancelotti for next season, but that will depend on the Italian’s future which in itself is uncertain.
Ancelotti has publicly declared his desire to fulfil his contract until 2024 at Real Madrid. Yet, he has not received any message from the club yet that guarantees his role for next season.
“I’m still here until Real Madrid allow me to stay here. I’m very well and I feel the affection of the president, the fans and the players. We have two months ahead of us and then hopefully we can continue,” he told the media ahead of Real Madrid’s weekend clash.
Given his son’s decision to depart the Merengues imminently, Carlo is said to be considering his future at the club as well. He is under pressure to deliver big results and has the knife held against his throat.
Considering Real Madrid’s daily links with names like Mauricio Pochettino, it is safe to say that he could join his son on the way out in June.
Various outlets have come out to state that Ancelotti’s position for next season hinges on the team’s performances at the tail end of the season. The situation in La Liga may be difficult to overturn, but the management see the need for a trophy on other fronts as non-negotiable.
Ancelotti’s men returned to club football with a big win over Real Valladolid last night and face three potential finals this month. The first will be played midweek against Barcelona in the cup after which the men in white will face Chelsea over two legs in the UCL quarterfinals.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.