Doubts began to swirl around the continuity of Carlo Ancelotti in his position as coach of Real Madrid, after the disastrous defeat in the Clásico against Barcelona.
Real Madrid lost at home to its rival Barcelona (0-4) last Sunday, on matchday 29 of the Spanish League, but it does not remain at the top of the LaLiga standings with 66 points, 9 points behind Sevilla in the runner-up-up.
The Spanish newspaper ‘Sport’ assured that the humiliating defeat in the Clásico would not cause Carlo Ancelotti to be dismissed from Real Madrid training, but Florentino Pérez, president of the Real Club, would not forgive the Italian coach if he lost the League. title, and then would fire him before the start of the next season.
The Catalan newspaper indicated that Real Madrid is drawing up a list of 5 coaches, one of which will assume the technical direction of ‘Merengi’ in the event of Ancelotti’s dismissal, led by the German Thomas Tuchel, coach of the Chelsea team.
And “Sport” reported that Tuchel is the most likely candidate to succeed Ancelotti in the event of the latter’s dismissal, due to the turbulent situation that Chelsea is going through at the moment after the imposition of sanctions on its owner Roman Abramovich by the British government, and is approaching the sale of it to a new owner in the next few days.
Perez also received positive reports about Tuchel, who led Chelsea to the Champions League title last season after a few months in charge.
Behind Tuchel, his compatriot Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool coach, and Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino, Paris Saint-Germain coach.
Hiring Klopp is an old dream of Pérez, but his relationship with Liverpool with a contract until 2024 makes it difficult to agree with him in the near future.
Real Madrid also considers two of its legends and places them on the list of possible replacements for Ancelotti, namely Raúl González, coach of the Castella subsidiary, and Xabi Alonso, coach of the Spanish subsidiary Real Sociedad.