Real Madrid ‘considering a move for Carlo Ancelotti’, with Everton manager a candidate to return to Bernabéu if Zinedine Zidane decides to walk away at the end of the season
- Zinedine Zidane is ready to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season
- Zidane doesn’t feel like he’s getting the support of Madrid president Florentino Perez
- Perez could now turn to Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti this summer
- Ancelotti spent two years in Madrid and won the Champions League in 2014
- However, the youth boss and legendary striker Raul remains a favorite for promotion
Real Madrid are reportedly considering the possibility of going to Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti if Zinedine Zidane decides to walk away in the summer.
Revealed by Sportsmail last week, regardless of whether Real Madrid win LaLiga this season or not, Zidane is ready to leave the Bernabeu after the last game of the season against Villarreal on 23 May.
The Frenchman feels he no longer has the support of President Florentino Perez, even as he becomes Madrid’s first manager since 1989 to win back-to-back league titles with the club.
Zinedine Zidane is ready to walk away from his position as Real Madrid manager this summer
In response, Real Madrid could move to make Carlo Ancelotti their manager for the second time, with President Florentino Perez (right) in the photo revealing the current Everton boss in 2013.
It will be the second time that Zidane has left the club after also walking away at the end of the 2017-18 season in his previous period after a successful tenure in which he won another league title and three Champions League trophies in a row.
There’s still a chance that Zidane could stay in Madrid after the summer, with promising youth prospects like Miguel Gutierrez looking for a breakthrough, and the Frenchman would consider his options as the club chase Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappé would continue.
Madrid is now looking at possible options to replace him, though and according to the MirrorAncelotti is the target of a return to Bernabeu.
Ancelotti also won the Champions League with Madrid in 2014, but was sacked by Perez a year later after failing to keep the trophy following a semi-final defeat combined with second place at LaLiga.
Ancelotti impressed with Everton during his time with the Toffees in the Premier League
A return from Ancelotti could also play a role in where Gareth Bale will be hired next season, with the Welsh forward, currently on loan to Tottenham Hotspur, thriving under Ancelotti in his first two years with Madrid before later being frozen by Zidane.
However, the report states that promoting Real’s legendary forward Raul from the club seems the most likely option as he has impressed the youth team leadership and his current position with B-team Castilla.
Former Juventus manager Max Allegri is also another potential candidate for the current Spanish champions who is two points behind Zidane, city rivals and league leaders Atlético Madrid with just two games to go as they prepare for the journey to Athletic Bilbao at Sunday.
Should Zidane walk away in the summer, he will likely be targeted by Juventus, where he played as a player, as well as France should they take a new approach after the European Championship after Didier Deschamps.
Club legend Raul and ex-Juve boss Max Allegri both have a shot at next season’s job