Real Madrid have appointed former Chelsea, PSG and Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager following their split with Jose Mourinho.
Real will be hoping Ancelotti is the man to stop Barcelona’s recent domination of Spain and more importantly, bring the UEFA Champions League trophy back to the Bernabeu. A feat which hasn’t been achieved since 2002.
There can be no doubting Ancelotti’s credentials as a top manager, he’s brought success to every club he has been in charge of. He has won league titles in England, Italy and France along with 2 Champions League trophies with AC Milan.
Their should be no problem coping with the pressure of the task ahead, he has managed big teams throughout his career and is used to high expectations. Although there is no club like Real Madrid in this respect, his past experiences will certainly help.
Ancelotti will also realise that at Real Madrid you cannot merely win, you must win in style. He is not renowned for implementing beautiful football so this may come as a concern, but if he can provide the supporters with their craved European success this will likely be overlooked in the short term.
It will be interesting to see if the new boss pursues the current interest in Isco and Gareth Bale, this could spell good news for Manchester City and Tottenham respectively. However, following Barcelona’s huge deal for Neymar a response from their biggest rivals will be expected and needed.
There is no doubting Ancelotti has the ability to bring trophies to Real Madrid. If he is given the right amount of time there are few managers around who can match his capability of achieving Champions League success. But if his style of football is not satisfactory and he does not make a fast start he might not get long to prove himself at the Bernabeu.