Real Madrid: the incredible underside of Carlo Ancelotti’s extension


By: Manu Tournoux

“Real Madrid CF and Carlo Ancelotti have agreed to extend our coach’s contract until June 30, 2026.” Real Madrid surprised a lot of football players yesterday by announcing the extension for two seasons of Carlo Ancelotti. For several months, the trend was for the Italian to leave the Spanish capital to take the reins of the Seleção, before the turnaround in the situation that has taken place recently.

The former president of the CBF Ednaldo Rodrigues, dismissed from his functions on December 7 by decision of a court which invalidated an agreement allowing his election, had even spilled the beans before the summer. “Diniz (the interim coach, editor’s note) has a style of play similar to the coach who will take charge from the Copa América, Carlo Ancelotti.”

No contract signed yet

Obviously, the disappointment is all the greater in Brazil. If everyone agrees that Rodrigues made a mistake by prematurely announcing the arrival of the technician, it is also the fault of Real Madrid, a bit of a rascal at the time. ESPN reveals the underside of this announcement which surprised everyone, including Carlo Ancelotti, the main interested party. The latter has not even signed his new contract yet.

An act of fraud carried out by Florentino Pérez himself. The two men had a first discussion on Thursday, before the coach presented his conditions the next day, immediately accepted by the Madrid president, who ordered the announcement to be made immediately. He had only warned Ancelotti of an upcoming official communication, without specifying when.

Ancelotti didn’t even have time to warn his wife

A deliberate vagueness which allowed us to take the lead. This is why the 64-year-old technician himself found himself a little unprepared. ESPN specifies that he did not even have time to inform his wife of his future renewal. For its part, despite the verbal agreement reached several weeks ago, the CBF did not seem that surprised. Its internal setbacks and a less positive response from Ancelotti had already given rise to an opposite trend.

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