Roberto De Zerbi, the manager of Brighton and Hove Albion, has emerged as an unexpected contender to succeed Carlo Ancelotti in the coming campaign
The source asserts that Xabi Alonso, manager of Bayer Leverkusen, is still the most favoured choice despite De Zerbi’s inclusion on the list of possibilities. There has been much discussion on Ancelotti’s future at Real Madrid, and if rumours are to be believed, the Italian will step down from his current position at the conclusion of the current campaign to take over as head coach of the Brazil national team.
According to the source, Real Madrid has not made a decision regarding their future coach, therefore all we can do at this time is wait for them to make it public. One thing is certain, though: as time goes on, the number of viable contenders for the Real Madrid management position gets smaller.
While De Zerbi is also developing as a noteworthy candidate to lead the record European champions after Ancelotti stands away, Alonso appears to be the front-runner to take over the team in June. Since taking over for Graham Potter last year, De Zerbi has done a fantastic job at Brighton. He gained notoriety in Italy with Sassuolo.
The Italian is on Real Madrid’s radar because he coaches his sides to play an aggressive and entrepreneurial type of football and because they consistently produce successful outcomes. However, it’s known that Alonso is the front-runner.
Ancelotti was asked if he wanted Xabi Alonso to succeed him at the club during a press conference prior to the Las Palmas game. When questioned about his future, he chose to merely respond that it wasn’t necessary at the time.
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