Real Madrid: Before Ancelotti, Pérez called on another former this summer!


Posted on September 30, 2021 at 6:00 am by Th.B.

Carlo Ancelotti returned to Real Madrid’s bench this summer while serving at Everton. However, President Florentino Pérez would have initially tried José Mourinho.

Although he did clinch the La Liga trophy in 2020, Zinedine Zidane clearly did not experience the enormous success of his first stint on the bench of Real Madrid between winter 2016 and summer 2018 when he had lifted three Champions Leagues in a row. Having made the decision to leave Real Madrid at the end of last season, one year before the expiration of his contract, Zidane was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti . The Italian coach was the one who managed to bring Real Madrid to the long awaited Decima in the Champions League in 2014. However, before bringing back Ancelotti this summer, President Florentino Pérez would have thought of a whole different profile.

“He received an offer from Real Madrid”

After his dismissal from Tottenham last April, José Mourinho was briefly available in the coaching market before being enlisted by Roma in early May. And according to Paulo Futre who gave himself to Fanpage, compatriot of the Portuguese technician and ex-player of Atletico de Madrid , Pérez would have contacted Mourinho so that he arrives at Real Madrid before falling back on the option Ancelotti . “After signing for Roma he got an offer from Real Madrid, but he stayed with Roma project because he likes challenges.”

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