Carlo Anselotti will lead Real Madrid next season, but the Italian coach is not President Florentino Perez’s first choice.
British journalist Duncan Castle claimed that the first choice was Antonio Conte, but Real Madrid’s players resisted Conte’s arrival.
“Ten football players contacted the president and warned him that if Conte is appointed as coach, they will pack up and leave the team,” Karls claimed, adding that the Real Madrid players’ actions forced Perez to change his mind.
Conte left Inter Milan at the end of last season after bringing the Milan club their first league title in 11 years. During his coaching career, he had conflicts with many players, so Real Madrid players decided not to work with such a coach.
“Respect is won, but not by force,” Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said three years ago when Conte first contacted the Madrid club.
Therefore, thanks to the players on the Real Madrid bench, Ancelotti returned, and he led the club from 2013 to 2015. With it, he won the UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. The Italian who owns Real Madrid failed to become Spain’s champion. He played 119 games for Real Madrid and achieved a score of 89 wins and 16 losses.