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Real Madrid president confirms Ancelotti’s future at club: “We have another year”

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Real Madrid have just won the Copa del Rey after a stunning run beating Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on the way. However, their situation two months ago was not as positive.

The end of February and the first half of March were turbulent periods for Carlo Ancelotti and his men. They had seemingly taken La Liga for granted and let it slip out of their hand.

Moreover, their Copa del Rey campaign was in danger with Barcelona holding the advantage at the halfway stage. Needless to say, the season appeared to be heading to ruins.

The manner in which Carlo Ancelotti turned the situation around from the beginning of April has been nothing short of stunning. Los Blancos are now Copa del Rey champions and three games away from Champions League glory.

Florentino Perez was questioned about Carlo Ancelotti’s future and his links to the Brazilian National Team after the Cup final on Saturday. The Real Madrid president did not want anything to do with the speculation and spoke in full support of the manager, as revealed by Fabrizio Romano.

“I don’t even want to hear about that. We have one more year on his contract. We are very happy with Ancelotti.”

Earlier this week, CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues confirmed yet again that Ancelotti was their primary target for the summer and even spoke about why they were interested in the Italian’s profile.

“I am not saying Ancelotti has an offer from us, but we are checking if he wants to come. We have a plan A and I say it for the first time honestly. There is no point in hiding this, he is favourite.”

Everything in Madrid points to the administration planning the next season with Ancelotti.

The manager will likely see out his contract at the Bernabeu before jumping to his next venture, and the CBF will have to wait a further 12 months if they insist on his acquisition.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club

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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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