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UCL winning coach keeping an eye on Real Madrid’s manager situation – report



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The managerial position at Real Madrid has been a major topic in the Spanish capital in recent weeks. With the Spanish giants underperforming in the league and rumours swirling around the future of Carlo Ancelotti, many expect the club to appoint a new coach before the start of next season.

With that in mind, French journalist Loic Tanzi has claimed that former Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is keeping a close eye on the situation.

It appears the German mastermind is interested in embarking on a new managerial role at Real Madrid, a few months after he exited Stamford Bridge.

Formerly of Borussia Dortmund, Tuchel is considered as one of the top tacticians in Europe due to his tactical flexibility and ability to transform certain players. He has faced criticism for his man-management skills in the past, but the German has matured significantly in the last few years.

Tuchel had notably played a key role in bringing Chelsea back to relevancy and was quite unlucky to have been sacked. But it seems the German is now eyeing a bigger role at a club like Real Madrid.

As mentioned earlier, the Spanish giants have heavily underperformed in the league this term. They are trailing league leaders Barcelona by a whopping eight-point margin. They also have a stern test against Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey semifinals.

Even in the Champions League, Real Madrid face a tricky encounter against Liverpool in the Round of 16 stage. An early elimination in either of the cup competitions could spell trouble for Carlo Ancelotti, even though he has showcased his desire to see out his contract that runs until 2024.

In addition to Real Madrid’s underperformance, Ancelotti has also been subjected to a move to the Brazilian national team, who are actively looking for a replacement after Tite was relieved of his duties.

This is where Tuchel could prove to be an interesting option for Real Madrid, although it is too early to deduce any possibilities.

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Real Madrid not in talks with Tottenham Hotspur for 29-year-old forward



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According to a recent report from Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Xtra), there is nothing concrete at the moment between Harry Kane and Real Madrid. The two parties have not held any talks and a potential transfer is distant.

Los Blancos’ admiration of the English striker is not a novel development for the Spanish giants have been monitoring his situation for a couple of seasons now.

Tottenham’s high financial demands coupled with Karim Benzema’s breathtaking form kept Kane’s pursuit out of sight, but the situation has now changed.

Real Madrid’s French striker may be the current Ballon d’Or holder but he has struggled to recreate his form this season. His subpar performances and age force the club to look for a new face and Kane is unsurprisingly back in the mix.

The England captain has a contract with Spurs that runs until 2024 and he has not agreed on a new deal with the Premier League side. His dire drought for trophies at the club level could force him to move to greener pastures and there is a long line of suitors awaiting his availability.

Manchester United and Bayern Munich both, like Real Madrid, are in need of a new centre-forward and thus join the Merengues in Kane’s pursuit.

The 29-year-old striker has started 28 Premier League games for Antonio Conte’s side this season, scoring a whopping 21 goals and providing two assists in the process. The fact that his goal tally came off a relatively low xG of 15.6 shows Kane’s effectiveness in front of the goal.

Karim Benzema is likely to renew for another season, but the summer could see the Galacticos go all out for a big-name striker. Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are some of the other names considered, though it is clear that neither of them would arrive cheap.

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