Man United contacts Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti to train Manchester United
Reports: Man United contacts Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti to train Manchester United
According to press reports, the Manchester United administration is looking at Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti as a surprise option, and this will be good for the team, as Manchester United is exploring good plans in its quest for a new coach, as reported by reliable press sources.
These reports added that coach Ancelotti has a strong personal relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, the new manager of Manchester United, and Richard Arnold has asked for advice since taking over from Ed Woodward earlier this year.
Manchester United are hoping to set a long-term date before next season after shortlisting five players that include Mauricio Pochettino and Eric ten Hag.
Sources from some English newspapers reported that Ferguson admires Pochettino, but recommended that the club consider Ancelotti if the former Tottenham Hotspur coach decides to exclude him from the race.
Ancelotti is being seen at Real Madrid as the type of coach who could be successful in a short period of time due to his extensive experience in the Premier League and Champions League while also having a track record of managing teams full of high-profile players.
Ralf Rangnick, who was appointed provisionally in the wake of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking in November, also said he could recommend to the board of directors to remain in the post for another year.
In the midst of the crowd, director of football John Murtaugh said:
(We are currently planning a comprehensive process to appoint a new permanent director who will take over this summer with the aim of returning us to the challenge for those domestic and European titles.)
Manchester United sees having a long-term manager in place before the start of next season but there are several difficulties with a number of their main objectives.
Pochettino has been linked with a move to Real Madrid to replace Ancelotti while there have been suggestions Ten Hag has reservations about setting up at Old Trafford after working well within a clearly defined structure at Ajax.
Another candidate, Luis Enrique, will remain in charge of Spain until at least after the World Cup, which will be held in Qatar in December and the Premier League season is scheduled to start on August 13.
Ancelotti led Real Madrid to the top of the Spanish league with six points, but the 62-year-old faced criticism after his team’s performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.
This led to speculation that Real Madrid could target Pochettino in the summer, with the Argentine saying he is ready to leave PSG.
Ancelotti spent two spells in the Premier League with Chelsea and Everton, winning the title and FA Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge. He also won the Champions League three times, including with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid in 2014.