Revealed: Why Real Madrid Hire Carlo Ancelotti After Initially Offering Jose Mourinho Their Top Job

Revealed: Why Real Madrid Hire Carlo Ancelotti After Initially Offering Jose Mourinho Their Top Job

- Jose Mourinho had a chance to become Real Madrid manager for the second time but he turned the offer down

- The former Spurs handler had already been appointed Roma boss before Los Blancos approached him with the opportunity

- Real after realising a reunion with Jose would not be possible quickly turned to Carlo Ancelotti to replace Zidane

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Real Madrid found a quality replacement for Zinedine Zidane as their new head coach in former manager Carlo Ancelotti.

However, Los Blancos tried luring Jose Mourinho back to the Santiago Bernabeu despite knowing that he recently took the Roma coaching job.

The former Chelsea handler has been without a job since Tottenham Hotspur severed ties with him over dwindling fortunes in their pursuit for European club competition.

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But he wouldn't stay out of a job for so long as the Italian League giants appointed him their new boss on May 4 and his reign will begin at the start of the 2021-22 season.

Real Madrid 'approached Jose Mourinho over a sensational return to the Bernabeu' before appointing Ancelotti
Jose Mourinho at the touchline during Spurs' Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb in mid-March. Photo by Jurij Kodrun
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Meanwhile, barely one month after he was named the manager of the Serie A club, Madrid came knocking with the aim of reuniting with the Portuguese handler once again as reported by Daily Mail and The Telegraph.

Sources claim Mourinho's representative had informed the Spanish club of their client's little interest in their offer and the 13-time Champions League winners had to turn to Carlo Ancelotti in the process

Zidane left his role as the head coach at the end of the 2020-21 season after claiming that the club had lost faith in him.

The Frenchman said this in the statement he made on social media a few days after walking out on them for the second time in a row.

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Real Madrid name Carlo Ancelotti their new head coach

Legit.ng earlier reported that Carlo Ancelotti has parted ways with Premier League outfit Everton to become the new head coach at Real Madrid.

The 61-year old leaves Goodison Park after 18 months in charge to take over at Real Madrid for a second stint, after managing Los Blancos between 2013 and 2015.

Real Madrid made the official announcement on social media with a video captioned “Welcome back, Ancelotti”.

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