Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez has emerged as a serious candidate to replace Carlo Ancelotti as the manager of the Spanish giants, should the Italian be sacked at the end of the season, reports AS.
Real Madrid’s disappointing performance in La Liga this season, where they are currently nine points behind league leaders Barcelona, has put Ancelotti’s job under threat.
The first-leg defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals has only added to the pressure on the Italian tactician.
There is a growing sense of feeling that Ancelotti will be sacked if Real Madrid fail to win any major silverware this season.
In addition, Ancelotti has also been linked with a move to the Br azilian national team, who are searching for someone to take over the reins after Tite stepped down. Given the situation, possible replacements are seemingly being lined up by Real Madrid.
And Raul’s success with Castilla has put him in the frame for the top job at the Santiago Bernabeu. The former Spanish international has been in charge of the subsidiary squad since 2019 and has shown great ability in developing young talent, some of whom have gone on to play for the senior team.
Raul is a Real Madrid legend, having won six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League trophies during his time as a player. He has also been mentored by some of the best managers in the world, including Carlo Ancelotti himself during his time at Real Madrid.
If Raul is appointed as the manager of Real Madrid, it would be a bold move by the club. However, given his success with Real Madrid Castilla and his intimate knowledge of the club, Raul could prove to be the right man to lead the Spanish giants back to glory.
However, Real Madrid have no shortage of alternatives, with Thomas Tuchel notably keeping tabs on this developing situation at the Santiago Bernabeu. Club president Florentino Perez will take the last call on this issue.