With Carlo Ancelotti recently confirming that he plans to retire from management after his spell at Real Madrid draws to a close, there have been question marks about his future.
Considering the Italian coach’s current contract expires in 2024, many wonder when the veteran will end up parting ways with the Spanish giants. As per a new update, the love affair between Los Blancos and Ancelotti could be set to continue.
According to the latest information provided by MARCA, Real Madrid are understood to be happy with the 63-year-old, and believe he deserves a contract renewal.
While some may speculate that Carlo Ancelotti may not sign on the dotted line after completing his fourth season in the Spanish capital by 2024, that would be a case of getting ahead of oneself.
The decorated manager seems to share a special connection with Los Merengues, which prompted him to resign from his job at Everton at the start of last season to return to Madrid.
Despite many dismissing the appointment as a case of hiring a manager past his prime, the ex-AC Milan tactician proved a number of his sceptics wrong, leading Real Madrid to both a La Liga and Champions League triumph.
In ties against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City, Ancelotti masterminded three successive comeback victories, before setting his team up to soak up the pressure against a dominant Liverpool side to become European champions.
Simultaneously, Los Vikingos lifted the La Liga title after a handsome third-point difference between them and arch-rivals Barcelona at the end of the previous term.
With Ancelotti already having initiated the rebuild of this Real Madrid side with the arrivals of Camavinga, Tchouameni and Rudiger in the past two seasons, he may be the ideal candidate to continue steering the ship.
Real Madrid preparing ‘huge summer revolution’ with three mega targets
Real Madrid were relatively less active than usual during the recently-concluded winter transfer window, with the club not making any notable moves in the transfer market.
However, the coming summer could be an important one for the club, especially with a string of players having their contracts expiring at the end of the season. While the Merengues have already prepared for renewals, they are also keen on strengthening the squad by bringing in new players.
To that end, a report from Tomas Gonzalez suggests Real Madrid are planning for a ‘big revolution’ in the coming summer.
The Spanish champions have identified three top targets in the form of Jude Bellingham, Dusan Vlahovic and Josko Gvardiol. The club are determined to sign all three targets in the coming summer, as they look to shore up their options in every position.
Bellingham has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for quite some time now, with various reports claiming that the Englishman is the club’s priority target in the summer as they look to find a long-term replacement for Luka Modric.
As far as Gvardiol is concerned, the Croatian was one of the best-performing defenders in the World Cup. Although a centre-back by trade, Gvardiol’s ability to operate at left-back should make him an excellent asset for Carlo Ancelotti, who has struggled with depth in the fullback spots this season.
Vlahovic, meanwhile, was reportedly offered to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Whites were not too keen on splashing the money in the middle of the season, but it appears they are considering a move for the Serbian in the summer.
Vlahovic will likely be considered as a direct replacement for Karim Benzema, who has had issues with injuries. The Frenchman, in fact, has recently suffered a knock in the game against Valencia and is likely to be ruled out against Mallorca on Sunday.