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Real Madrid managerial target signs new contract until 2026 with current club



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With Carlo Ancelotti’s contract at Real Madrid set to expire next year, the club are understood to be already preparing for life after the Italian tactician.

Even though it is not entirely ruled out that Ancelotti stays at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond the upcoming season, there is a strong possibility that the veteran manager joins the Brazilian national team.

As such, Los Blancos have been making preparations for that scenario and have identified former midfielder Xabi Alonso as their primary candidate.

Alonso signs new contract at Bayer Leverkusen

However, Real Madrid might have been dealt a blow in their plans for now as Alonso has signed a new contract with his current club, Bayer Leverkusen, committing his future to the German outfit until 2026, they have confirmed officially.

Alonso took over the reins at the BayArena last season when Leverkusen were in dire straits, but he led them out of the troubles and guided the team to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals and a top-six finish in Bundesliga.

Real Madrid were impressed by Alonso’s work in his first year in Bundesliga and saw him as the ideal man to take over from Ancelotti.

After all, the Spaniard had spent time at the Bernabeu as a player and even coached the club’s youth teams before starting his managerial career at the highest level.

Alonso’s previous contract would have expired in 2024, making it ideal for Real Madrid to swoop in if Ancelotti left.

But the former midfielder has added two more years to his deal and Los Blancos would now have to negotiate his release with Leverkusen if they wish to appoint him next summer.

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Multiple Real Madrid legends set to attend Kylian Mbappe’s presentation – report



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With the major international tournaments all wrapped up, Real Madrid fans can finally realize their dream of witnessing Kylian Mbappe take his first steps in the Santiago Bernabeu.

After much anticipation, the Frenchman’s signing was officially announced by the Merengues right after the UEFA Champions League final.

Now, the moment for his presentation is edging closer, and Real Madrid intends to make it a grand occasion befitting his talents.

Real Madrid have invited multiple legends

Indeed, according to Rodra several Real Madrid legends have been personally invited to attend Kylian Mbappe’s highly anticipated presentation at the Bernabeu tomorrow.

Their presence highlights the significance of this moment, celebrating the arrival of one of football’s brightest talents to the illustrious ranks of Real Madrid.

The player’s presentation, which is expected to be a huge event at Santiago Bernabeu on July 16th, was announced by the administration just under a week ago.

Mbappe will be presented as a Real Madrid player tomorrow. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

The 2018 World Cup winner is the first new recruit to be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu following complete renovations and thus the club aims to mark it as a special occasion.

In order to make it a memorable event, the Merengues have big plans for the presentation tomorrow.

Indeed, Mbappe will make a grand entrance at the Bernabeu, walking along a specially installed catwalk from the changing room exit to a stage set up at the North end of the stadium.

Full-house expected

All tickets for Kylian Mbappe’s presentation have been completely sold out, with not a single seat remaining, not even in the remotest corners of the venue.

Within just under 2 hours, all tickets for the event sold out, including the premium VIP seats. Priority was naturally given to club members and season ticket holders.

And now it appears some of the most iconic players from Real Madrid’s history will also be present to watch the event unfold.

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