If Carlo Ancelotti departs, who is in line to be Real Madrid’s next manager?
Real Madrid fans like Carlo Ancelotti, who has done a fantastic job leading the team during his second tenure as manager. His contract expires in the summer of 2024, but recent rumours have claimed he could leave as soon as the next summer if the team ends up without a title. If it occurs, who may Los Blancos consider to take the Italian’s place?
The club must choose the type of manager they want before settling on a specific manager. Recently, it has become more common in Europe to hire coaches who are firmly committed to a certain brand of play. Real Madrid, though, has frequently had better success under flexible managers who implement tactical plans that place a greater emphasis on star power.
The three most successful Real Madrid coaches in the previous 15 years—Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho, and Zinedine Zidane—all relied on player freedom in the offensive third of the game. The issue with this type of management is that there aren’t many elite, available ones.
Although Zidane is now without a club, it is unlikely that he will return to Madrid before accepting a new challenge. Joachim Low, the former head coach of the German national team, is also a free agent, although he hasn’t been a manager in the club game since 2004, and never at a side as significant as Real Madrid.
Who might replace Ancelotti as Real Madrid’s manager if that happens?
Thomas Tuchel would probably be the top choice if Real Madrid went with a more meticulous tactician. He has a great record in knockout games and significant club experience thanks to his time spent at Chelsea, PSG, and Borussia Dortmund.
Also seemingly always connected to the Real Madrid coaching position is Mauricio Pochettino. Moreover, Julian Nagelsmann of Bayern Munich might be a contender, albeit that would be an unlikely victory.
Naturally, a manager’s availability might suddenly alter, opening up fresh options, or Real Madrid could choose to elevate someone from within, as they did with Zidane in the past. In recent weeks, there have been numerous Raul rumours.
As rumours about Ancelotti’s future circulate, the subject of Real Madrid’s next manager will come up frequently. The board will need to select someone who can handle stars. The correct man must be hired in case the Italian leaves because they will have large shoes to fill.