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Real Madrid president trusts Ancelotti ‘more than ever’, Zidane return complicated



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After a short two-year break, it appears Zinedine Zidane is ready to resume his managerial career. His excellent record at Real Madrid has led many European giants to seek out the possibility of hiring him ahead of the new season.

Quite naturally, Real Madrid have emerged as one of the possible destinations, amid uncertainties over the future of Carlo Ancelotti.

Zidane has already had two spells as Real Madrid’s coach, notably leading the Spanish to three consecutive Champions League titles. However, as far as his return to Bernabeu is concerned, it is not on the table right now, reports MARCA.

The Spanish news outlet suggests Real Madrid are not considering a return of Zidane right now, as Florentino Perez trusts Ancelotti ‘more than ever’.

There were doubts over the Italian’s continuity. But strong performances in the Champions League, coupled with a Copa Del Rey semifinal win over Barcelona have helped him regain the trust of the Real Madrid board.

In fact, the relationship between Ancelotti and Perez is quite healthy at the moment, with Los Blancos planning the next season with the Italian tactician at the helm. This has ruled out the prospect of Zidane returning for a third term.

Instead, the Frenchman has been linked with other European giants. Juventus are considered one of the potential suitors, with Massimiliano Allegri facing immense pressure. PSG, too, could be a destination, should the board look to sack Christophe Galtier.

Overall, it promises to be an interesting summer ahead for Zidane as he looks to take the next step in his managerial career, possibly by joining a new club. As for Real Madrid, they are content with Ancelotti, who has stepped up to the plate when the board needed him the most.

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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season



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Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.

Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.

According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.

Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.

After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.

Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.

The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.

However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.

Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.

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