REAL MADRID reportedly have three leadership goals in mind to replace Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is secure in his job having guided the club to LaLiga and Champions League success last season but Los Blancos are still planning for the future.
The 63-year-old Italian has recently pledged his future to the club but a period without a trophy could put pressure on Ancelotti and potentially see him sacked.
In that case, Real could make a move for Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann, Le10sport report.
The 35-year-old has made a big name for himself in football in his brief career, reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League with RB Leipzig in 2020 to earn a move to Bayern Munich.
He won the Bundesliga with the German giants last season and has won 70 per cent of his games as a coach. He was also named Germany Coach of the Year in 2017 after finishing fourth with Hoffenheim and qualifying for the Champions League.
Nagelsmann knows what it takes to manage a European giant, but the other two names on Real’s shortlist would be even better suited to manage at the Bernabeu – Raul and Xabi Alonso.
Both played for Real Madrid and won La Liga and Champions League – Raul, 45, won 10 major trophies and scored 323 goals for the club.
He is also the manager of Real Madrid Castilla and has won 40 percent of his games as a manager.
Zinedine Zidane also gained experience managing Real’s B team before taking over the helm after 18 months at Castilla.
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Former Liverpool star Alonso is also said to be in the frame and has similar experiences to Raul, who managed Real Socidedad’s B team for three years.
Alonso, 40, left the club in the summer following relegation but Real are still interested while German club Borussia Mönchengladbach had considered appointing him in the past.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6370383/real-madrid-ancelotti-xabi-alonso-raul-nagelsmann/ Real Madrid draw up a three-man shortlist to replace Carlo Ancelotti as manager, including ex-star Xabi Alonso