Former Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti is on the move again, just 18 months after taking charge at Everton. And it’s quite the move for the legendary manager, who returns to Real Madrid six years after getting sacked in 2015 and seven years after leading them to the historic Décima in 2014, signing a three-year contract.
Real announced the appointment today, a week after previous coach Zinedine Zidane left the club, citing a breakdown in relationship with club president Florentino Pérez.
So yeah, good luck, Uncle Carlo!
Ancelotti’s appointment should be pretty good news for one Eden Hazard, who should be a great fit for Carlo’s attacking style of football. His Chelsea team in 2009-10 remains the highest scoring in our history, and the only one to score more than 100 goals in the league.
As far as Real’s Champions League ambitions, Ancelotti might have to deal with a rather unique situation if UEFA follow through on their threat to ban Real, Barcelona, and Juventus after their continued Super League shenanigans (and assuming CAS don’t overturn any such ban).
UEFA is planning to expel Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus from next season’s Champions League (plus a big fine), say Cope. The three clubs in the so-called Super League could appeal decision to CAS. Real Sociedad, Real Betis & Napoli would replace them if ban is upheld. https://t.co/cFNueB5PES
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) May 25, 2021