In Real Madrid, there is still uncertainty about what to do with a key part of the new sporting project they started in the summer of 2018: the coach. However, COPE, a Spanish radio station, seems to have beaten the club to the punch.
Carlo Ancelotti’s situation at Real Madrid is once again slightly unstable. Despite the strong start his players had, the defeat against Atletico Madrid in the derby is a significant setback to a winning streak that had become difficult to maintain in the last three games, two of which involved comebacks.
The tactical decisions made by the Italian coach raise many doubts among some heavyweights in the Madrid dressing room. However, the board of directors led by Florentino Perez has not lost confidence in the Reggiolo-born manager. Ancelotti continues to enjoy the support of the club’s leadership, partly because they know this could be his last season at the helm of the Santiago Bernabeu.
One of the reasons that ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s continuity after the bittersweet end to the 22/23 season was the possibility of becoming the coach of Brazil for the 2024 Copa America. Although there is nothing official, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has no one else in mind to succeed Tite other than the Italian, a scenario that seems increasingly likely, considering that the Madrid executives will allow Ancelotti’s contract with Real Madrid to expire this season.
However, Arancha Rodríguez has presented a different perspective on the situation on COPE: “There is absolute faith in Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, and I wouldn’t even rule out the possibility that, depending on how the season progresses, they may offer him a contract extension.” These potential discussions to extend the current coach’s contract would surprise everyone, especially when the names of candidates to replace the Italian are being strongly rumored after his first defeat of the season.
During the analysis of Matchday 6 of La Liga, Paco González followed Arancha Rodríguez’s line of thought, stating, “I don’t think Ancelotti is lying. And if Ancelotti has the opportunity to renew with Real Madrid, he will.” “I believe that if Florentino Pérez comes tomorrow and offers Ancelotti a two-year contract extension, Ancelotti will sign it tomorrow. I have no doubt,” affirmed Arancha Rodríguez on COPE.
The statements made by both Rodríguez and González suggest that Ancelotti’s future at Real Madrid is not as uncertain as previously thought. Despite the recent defeat, there seems to be a strong belief within the club that Ancelotti is the right man for the job, and they may even consider offering him a contract extension depending on the team’s performance throughout the season.
It is worth noting that the potential renewal talks would come as a surprise to many, as speculation about possible replacements for Ancelotti intensifies following his first loss of the season. However, the unwavering support from the club’s hierarchy and the trust they have in Ancelotti’s abilities indicate that his tenure at Real Madrid may continue beyond this season.
As the season unfolds, it will be interesting to see how Ancelotti’s coaching decisions and the team’s performance influence the club’s decision-making process. Whether Ancelotti signs a contract extension or not, one thing is clear: his future at Real Madrid remains a topic of intrigue and speculation among fans and pundits alike.