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Real Madrid not considering a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo following Man United exit
When Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan came out into the public domain, it did not take long for one to realise that he and Manchester United were on the verge of splitting. After all, it seemed impossible for Erik ten Hag to play the Portuguese striker again after the latter publicly said that he had no respect for the manager.
Yesterday, Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo officially announced that they were parting ways by mutual consent and with immediate effect. The contract termination means that the legendary striker is now a free agent and can join any club he wishes.
There have been some murmurs of the Portuguese icon offering himself to Spanish and European champions Real Madrid, a club where he tasted enormous success in the past.
However, according to reports from MARCA, there is no chance of a reunion between Real Madrid and Ronaldo in the wake of the sudden events. At the moment, Newcastle United and Al Nassr are the clubs most interested in his signing.
Los Blancos’ unwillingness to sign their former star for one last dance is understandable, given that they are in the final stages of their rebuild and very comfortable with their forward trident. Ronaldo’s primary reason to leave Manchester was a lack of game-time, and it is clear that Real Madrid can offer nothing more on those terms.
Ronaldo’s future will now come down to his performance in the World Cup. While he undoubtedly hopes to win the prestigious event in Qatar, a good performance would also attract suitors at the club level.
The 37-year-old only played ten Premier League games under Ten Hag this season, scoring just one goal and failing to provide any assists. In the UEFA Europa League, however, his record was better with two goals and as many assists coming in six games.
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Real Madrid held talks with Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Bayern Munich
Before he was hired by Bayern Munich as the direct replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel was closely linked with a move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
The German tactician had kept a close eye on the development at Santiago Bernabeu, especially with coach Carlo Ancelotti facing immense pressure following the club’s poor performances in domestic competitions.
A recent report from Jorge Picon has offered more details on the Tuchel saga, suggesting that the coach was even learning Spanish during his time at Ibiza, anticipating a potential move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
There were even contacts made between Tuchel’s entourage and Real Madrid. Although the talks were positive, the two sides were not able to reach an agreement.
Real Madrid did not guarantee him the job. They had informed Tuchel that Ancelotti may continue at the Bernabeu in the event the club win the UEFA Champions League this season.
This bit of uncertainty played a critical role in convincing Tuchel to join Bayern Munich instead. The former Chelsea boss was hired as a direct replacement for Nagelsmann, who was sacked after a poor season in the Bundesliga by the club’s high standards.
However, Tuchel’s move to Bayern appears to be a missed opportunity on the German’s part, as Real Madrid have recently intensified their search for a new manager.
It is clear that the club’s hierarchy is yet to reach a consensus over the future of Ancelotti, with some believing that a change is necessary come the end of the season. In fact, the club’s president Florentino Perez has been an admirer of Tuchel’s compatriot Nagelsmann.
The coaching prodigy is one of the candidates to replace Ancelotti in the summer, though it is Mauricio Pochettion who is reportedly leading the race so far.