Real Madrid boss Ancelotti plans to replace Zidane with Cannavaro

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is keen to bring Fabio Cannavaro back to the club.

A position has become open on Ancelotti’s staff with Zinedine Zidane being named new Castilla manager.

Marca says Cannavaro is in the frame to fill the void, who is close to Ancelotti.

He’s a former player, he knows the club, he has experience and commands great respect from the Madrid faithful and also the players.

Zidane: I’m staying at Real Madrid





In his post-match interview with La Sexta, Zidane stated that he will remain as manager Carlo Ancelotti’s right hand man, despite offers to command his own side from his former club, Bordeaux.


“For the moment, I’m here.  I will continue here at Real Madrid.  We’ll see what happens…


“I’m enjoying the experience [of managing]. It’s like playing, but I’m enjoying.”


For his part, Bordeaux president, Jean-Louis Triaud admitted that there were negotiations, but Zidane chose to spend another year working under Ancelotti.


“I won’t deny that we had numerous contacts, but unfortunately, we couldn’t reach an agreement.  He is committed to Real Madrid and we can’t forget that his family is very comfortable after living there for 11 years.”


Real Madrid coach Ancelotti: DECIMA pressure was inspirational

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Ancelotti helped Real end their ‘La Decima’ obsession at first attempt.

“I believed Real Madrid had the quality to win it and I’ve always had maximum confidence. In each Champions League match I saw a different atmosphere in the dressing room because it was so motivating for everyone. Everybody was talking about the Décima and that gave us confidence and strength to play the matches with personality and courage. The pressure to win the Décima was positive pressure.

“I never thought that the final was lost. I’m an optimist. Time was going too quickly, but the team was doing very well. We did it with two minutes to spare but we had chances to equalise beforehand.

“I didn’t celebrate Ramos’ goal much because I started to think about extra time and how to arrange the team. When Marcelo scored I thought the match was over, that we were champions of Europe. La Décima is home.”

He added: “I’d never seen what I saw after winning the Décima. It was crazy. Real Madrid is not just a football team, it’s becoming a global religion. I’ve seen a lot of videos from the fans and it’s really incredible.”