Real Madrid Shortlists Ex Chelsea Coach Tuchel and One Other As Ancelotti’s Replacement

Real Madrid Shortlists Ex Chelsea Coach Tuchel and One Other As Ancelotti’s Replacement

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  • Raul Gonzalez and Thomas Tuchel have been shortlisted as candidates to replace Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti
  • Ancelotti’s job as Real Madrid manager has come under threat following the club’s recent slump in form
  • Real Madrid are presently seven points behind Barcelona in La Liga

Real Madrid has begun the search for Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement as Real Madrid manager following the club’s recent slump in form under the veteran Italian.

Club president Florentino Perez is leaving no stone unturned as he tries to arrest Real Madrid’s poor run of results and will not mind replacing Ancelotti when the need arises.

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Thomas Tuchel has coached top teams in Europe including Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea. Photo by Jurij Kodrun
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According to Sportskeeda, Perez has shortlisted Castilla coach Raul Gonzalez and former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel as Ancelotti’s potential replacement in the summer.

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Tuchel has been out of management since last September after he was sacked by Chelsea following the London club’s poor start to the 2022/23 season.

Raul however has impressed in charge of Los Blancos' reserve team as Castilla are third in the Primera Federacion, winning 13 and losing three of 25 games under the Real Madrid icon.

Real Madrid board disappointed with Ancelotti

Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s hierarchy is extremely unhappy with Carlo Ancelotti following the club’s disappointing defeat in the hands of Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semi-finals, Madrid Universal reports.

The board criticised the veteran manager for being too adamant about his approach and not having a plan B as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat in front of their supporters at Santiago Bernabeu.

Ancelotti is also experiencing an internal sense of disappointment because the Italian is dissatisfied with how Real Madrid is pursuing his departure from Santiago Bernabeu more aggressively than the Brazilian national team.

Real Madrid set unwanted record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Real Madrid failed to muster a single shot on target as the Los Blancos suffered a painful 1-0 loss to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinal first leg.

Despite Real Madrid dominating most of the possession, Eder Militao’s own goal was all Barcelona needed to come away from Santiago Bernabeu with victory.

Los Blancos managed 13 shots against Xavi’s men but none of those attempts including the four from Luka Modric were able to hit the target against Barcelona.