Real Madrid are looking to replace Carlo Ancelotti and have identified one of their top Premier League targets.
President Florentino Perez has decided not to renew the Italian’s contract, with the strategist seemingly destined for the job in Brazil anyway.
The head of Los Blancos is looking to replace Ancelotti with one of his compatriots. According to Sport, Perez wants to shake up the dressing room next game and Los Blancos have contacted Brighton’s Roberto de Zerbi.
With a young squad, they believe de Zerbi is perfect to develop those younger players and has shown he is ready to take the big step in his career to compete for major titles. It cannot be denied that the Italian has strengthened in the English team.
The report notes that Endrick Felipe will arrive this summer, Kylian Mbappe is tipped to be the big signing and scout Juni Calafat is on the verge of closing deals for the other two Brazilian stars. Negotiations with De Zerbi are in the initial phase.
During his time at Sassuolo, de Zerbi was rumored to be an outsider for the Barcelona job a few seasons ago, and Barcelona icon Pep Guardiola has been quick to praise de Zerbi since he was appointed manager. of Brighton.
Real Madrid have also been heavily linked with former Bayer Leverkusen player and manager Xabi Alonso for next summer, but this is the first report of any actual contact with a potential new manager.