Carlo Ancelotti decision to return to Real Madrid is currently viewed as a brave decision knowing it could make or break him as a manager. The present Real Madrid team is far inferior than the team that won the 2014 the Champions League trophy and Ancelotti knows it.
He is inheriting a team below par and riddle with injuries. The main players are aging and some are about to leave. In fact, Ancelotti don’t even have a 50-goal-a-season goal scorer.
Winning games will be tough for Carlo Ancelotti next season except he makes this five changes.
Sign a striker– Real Madrid cannot afford to start the new season with only Karim Benzema as their main forward. They need another world class attacker to help the 32-year-old French attacker score more goals and win trophies.
Offer Sergio Ramos a new contract- Ramos might be 35-years-old but he still posses the mentality of a winner as well as the physical fitness of a 28-year-old. Madrid have to give him a chance to prove himself and help Ancelotti organize the dressing room.
Sell off fringe players and quick– Real Madrid have to sell of fringe players and create more room for new arrivals. The likes of Gareth Bale, Marcelo, Isco and the rest have to leave.
Sort out Raphael Varane’s contract– Raphael Varane is a world class defender and it will make less sense if Real Madrid allow the 28-year-old defender to leave. In all honesty, it will be better Real Madrid keep the French man alongside Eder Militao, David Alaba, Nacho and Sergio Ramos rather than sell him to Chelsea or PSG.
Sign a central midfielder and a winger- Real Madrid need a central midfielder/deep playing midfielder who will replace Luka Modric in the long term. They also need to sign a top winger who will come in and give Eden Hazard serious competition.