Carlo Ancelotti can be forgiven for packing his bags in a haste immediately he received the call from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
The Italian tactician really missed the trophies and Champions League nights and knew deep down Everton will never win him a trophy neither will they qualify for Champion league football in the next 5 to 10 years without proper investments.
Real Madrid on the other hand was built for trophies and Champions League football which Ancelotti loves. Although there’s a growing similarities between Everton and Real Madrid.
Both clubs haven’t invested properly and the tendency of winning trophies have halved as other rivals keep revamping their squad.
Real Madrid haven’t made a major signing in two years. In fact, they’re biggest transfer in the last four transfer window is David Alaba. An accomplished defender who left Bayern Munich after 11 years to join Real Madrid just for a better contract and a change scenery.
Make no mistake, Alaba is not joining Real Madrid to hoist domestic titles or Champions League trophies, he has won 27 trophies with Bayern Munich and most recently won the sextuplet; “the Champions League, the Bundesliga, the DFP-PokaL, the German Supers Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup’.
Such a fate ‘sextuplet’ has never been achieved in Real Madrid’s history. Alaba has won it and more.
Real Madrid don’t need a player like Alaba and Carlo Ancelotti knows it. The club need super talented players who are hungry to win trophies and break club records ‘Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe’ not players who have nothing else to prove.
Sadly, Ancelottii must now depend on the likes of Karim Benzema for goals; 35-years- old Luka Modric and his partner Toni Kroos to keep pulling the strings in midfield while Casemiro will shield the back four by covering the distance.
Against a better side, Real Madrid’s midfield will crumble again even with Ernesto Valverde, Dani Cabellos or Martin Odeegard in it.
Those player’s aren’t better than N’Golo Kante, Jorginho nor can they compete with Marco Varetti in terms of quality and intelligence.
In defence, the manager must pray David Alaba and Eder Militoa strike a synergy fast cause that will determine how long he will be the manager of Real Madrid.
Ancelotti might have been too quick to say yes to Real Madrid’s call but, no one should blame him. He thought he was finished with the big clubs, got offered the biggest and simply took his chance.
Hopefully, he will last the season before Real Madrid pull the plug like they always do.