The search for a new coach for Real Madrid continues, as the casting process remains open. Florentino Pérez only has one thing clear, and that is that Carlo Ancelotti will not continue. He believes that his cycle has come to an end, so there will be no offer to extend his contract, which expires in June. For his part, the Italian coach has also shown no interest in renewing, as he also values a change of scenery.
In fact, he already has a closed agreement to become a national team coach and lead Brazil in the upcoming Copa America. This obliges finding a reliable replacement for ‘Carletto’, undoubtedly one of the great legends at the Santiago Bernabéu, thanks to the two Champions Leagues he has won. The name that has been most talked about in recent weeks is that of Xabi Alonso, who is one of the most fashionable coaches in Europe, thanks to the results he is achieving with Bayer Leverkusen.
Although there have also been many rumors about other alternatives, and surprising news has emerged, such as a possible return of José Mourinho or Zinedine Zidane. Likewise, Raúl González Blanco and Álvaro Arbeloa have presented their candidacy, but the option that has gained strength following the information revealed by The Mirror is that of Mikel Arteta, who has achieved what seemed impossible: bringing Arsenal back to the elite.
Last season, they came very close to making history and winning the Premier League for the first time in almost two decades, but at least they were able to secure a spot in the Champions League, something they hadn’t achieved in several years, since the era of Arsene Wenger. And all this, playing joyful, attractive, and offensive football, which makes the ‘gunners’ one of the most entertaining and enjoyable teams to watch.
The Basque coach would welcome a move to Madrid, but the aforementioned media outlet has also pointed out that Florentino Pérez gives priority to other coaches before Arteta.