With the departure of former manager Jose Mourinho to Chelsea, former PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti has a chance to restore Real Madrid back to its proper glory.
The 54-year-old native of Reggiolo, Italy would replace the mercurial 50-year-old Portuguese national, on a three-year deal, after spending the last two years at Parcs des Princes and PSG (Paris Saint-Germain)
Ancelotti has the mental focus and fortitude to bring both domestic and European success back to Real Madrid immediately, while Mourinho struggled in his last couple of years at the helm.
The former Paris Saint-Germain coach is a proven winner just like Mourinho, with league titles in England (Chelsea), Italy (AC Milan), and France (PSG).
Unlike, Mourniho, Ancelotti has won two Champions League titles with AC Milan in 2002-03 and 2006-07.
For all of his success, Ancelotti is very humble and does not have the “everyone look at me” attitude like Mourinho does.
In addition, Ancelotti has a proven track record of working extremely well with his players and being a well-liked coach that does well with charismatic players like the over flamboyant Zlatan Ibrahimovic while at PSG.
If Ancelotti handled Ibrahimovic, he should easily be able to control the more media-savvy, ego-centric Cristiano Ronaldo.
At the Bernabeu, Mourinho constantly butted heads with superstar Ronaldo, who was famously quoted as saying he was “sad” at Real Madrid.
Ancelotti will surely bring the Madrid locker room back together that has been growing further and further apart. Bringing the locker room back together will surely help Madrid get back to their winning ways.
Keeping Ronaldo happy is a must for Ancelotti.
Ronaldo, who scored an amazing 55 times in 55 games must be kept happy because he will be counted on to score the majority of Madrid’s goals.
Ancelotti is the man to keep him happy and on the front foot, and if Los Blancos hope to restore themselves to the top European glory, Ancelotti must first unite a divided locker room left in the wake of Mourinho’s big ego.