The big question is whether Ancelotti will still be the coach of Real Madrid after this season. The contract of the coach expires at the end of the season, and there are persistent rumors that he will become the new national coach of Brazil. This quickly draws a connection to former Real Madrid player Alonso, who is doing excellently in Germany.
And Ancelotti is enthusiastic as well. 'I had him under my charge as a player,' the Italian said in the press conference leading up to the clash with Las Palmas on Wednesday. 'He's doing exceptionally well, and I hope he becomes a coach of Real Madrid someday. I love him, just as I also love Raúl.'
Raúl is currently the coach of Real Madrid Castilla. He is also seen in Spain as one of the possible successors to Ancelotti. But will the 64-year-old coach depart at the end of the season? 'Everyone knows I enjoy it here, but this is not a pressing matter at the moment. We will discuss it in the future. We have plenty of time.'