Carlo Ancelotti has arrived, bring out the red carpet, the choristers to cheer the world class Italian tactician and the press, to write wonderful things about his past achievements with other club and off course, Real Madrid.
Ancelotti was after all the man that schooled Zineidne Zidane into management and showed him thee ropes on how to win the trophies especially the Champions League. But what Real Madrid has forgotten is that world class managers also fed away like top players.
Top managers like Jose Mourinho, Rafa Benitez, Jorge Jesus, Fabio Cappello, Louis Van Gaal and so many others are no longer considered for top jobs.
Now, clubs go for younger, innovative and tactically adapt managers like Zineidne Zidane, Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, Pep Guardiola, Hansi Flick or Julian Nagelsmann to win trophies not really games.
Ancelotti’s man management skills and flexible approach is second to none but, Real Madrid’s current team seriously needs to revamp. They’ve rebuild the squad from the scratch; sell off dead woods and keep players like Sergio Ramos to provide balance and stability in the defense and the dressing room.
The major problem now is that Real Madrid aren’t willing to do so. The club president Florentino Perez wants to keep the present core of players and hope Carlo Ancelotti makes something out of it even though Zinedine Zidane complained bitterly about it.
The only solace Ancelotti might have is the imminent arrival of Kylian Mbappe this summer. The attacker is a world class goal scorer but him alone means nothing if the midfield and defense no longer have the legs to match the intensity and drive of Europe’s finest players.
Winning games without titles means nothing in Madrid and Zinedine Zidane paid the price by getting kicked out but before he left, he warned other manager’s of the club’s job insecurity and inevitable collapse.
Ancelotti’s appointment is a reactionary statement to Zidane’s harsh letter and not a well calculated move. Florentino Perez just hired an outdated manager to steady a worn out team , this never ends well.
Sadly, we all about to witness the inevitable collapse of Real Madrid all again starting with Carlo Ancelotti.