MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Carlo Ancelotti will not be the manager of Real Madrid next season, that is the news coming out of the Spanish club on Saturday.
Ancelotti is set to pay for his team’s failure to challenge for the major trophies this season, while arc rivals Barcelona push for a treble this campaign.
In fact, it is understood the Italian coach has already been told by Real Madrid that he will not be offered a contract as the club is already looking for a new manager.
“His contract is going to finish and it is not going to be renewed,” Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague said.
Balague added that Ancelotti was told about the club’s decision to let him go before Saturday’s home game with Getafe, which the hosts won 7-1.
Outgoing Napoli manager and former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, will meet with club officials from the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday and it is understood that the job is his to reject.
According to sources in Spain, the Real Madrid hierarchy, though respect Ancelotti as a very good manager, were not happy with the way the team played towards the end of the season.
It is believed also that the club high chiefs weren’t happy with the way some of the star players were used during the season, especially Gareth Bale.
Ancelotti won the Champions League with Real Madrid last season, but Spanish powerhouses continue to struggle in La Liga, having won just one title in the last seven seasons.
Nevertheless, it was a good final day of league action for two men on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted a hat-trick in the game to take his season tally to 61 goals, while attacking midfielder Martin Oedegaard became Real Madrid’s youngest ever player, at 16, when he replaced Ronaldo in the second half.