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Real Madrid fans vote for their ideal Lopetegui replacement

Real Madrid are on the verge of sacking Julen Lopetegui. Several names have been linked with the club in the recent weeks, the Real Madrid fans having now chosen their ideal candidate.

Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has his future under scrutiny of late. The former Spain coach has been unable to deliver the results and has led Real Madrid to only four La Liga wins so far this season. With that said, it has been reported that El Clasico will make or break his future and as such even one setback will be enough to see him depart.

Carlo Ancelotti prefers a move to the Premier League amidst rumors of Paris Saint-Germain top role.

Antonio Conte, Santiago Solari, Laurent Blanc and Roberto Martinez have all come out as candidates to replace the 52 year old whose sacking is imminent. While the profile of Conte suits Real Madrid best following the Italian manager’s exploits with Chelsea in the last two years, the Real Madrid fans want another Italian to come.

That man is none other than Carlo Ancelotti. The Napoli manager was at Real Madrid for two years between 2013 and 2015 before being shown the exit door after a campaign without any trophies in 2014/15. His sacking led to Real Madrid’s supporters displaying their fury at the board, especially after Rafa Benitez was appointed as his successor.

Ancelotti is certainly a fan favorite in the Spanish capital after delivering the UEFA Champions League after a twelve year drought. Moreover, it was not just any other European title but Real Madrid’s tenth- La Decima- which arrived after a long wait of over a decade.

Ancelotti is one of these managers, as the Real fans have responded to his social media posts: “Back to Madrid”, “We wait for you at Valdebebas airport”, “you don’t know how much we miss you, genius”.

Author’s Take

The former Real Madrid boss’ return will certainly be warmly welcomed by everybody. He was an epitome of calm personality and helped the Whites unite after Jose Mourinho spoilt the dressing room’s rapport and that of several players as well. Unfortunately, his return must be ruled out now because he’s current enjoying life in Naples.


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