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Real Madrid planning to offer contract renewal to Carlo Ancelotti
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.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.