REAL MADRID have added Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti to their shortlist to replace Zinedine Zidane, according to reports.
The LaLiga giants are on the hunt for a new boss following the Frenchman's departure last week.
And according to El Larguero on Cadena SER via Marca, the club may make a move to bring Ancelotti back to the Bernabeu.
The Italian spent two seasons in charge at Real from 2013 to 2015, winning 75 per cent of his 119 matches and lifting the Champions League, Copa del Rey and Club World Cup, before his brutal sacking.
Ancelotti, 61, is under contract at Goodison Park until 2024 and guided them to a disappointing tenth-placed finish this season.
But he made it clear he wants to remain in charge until Everton relocate to their new stadium, which could be completed for the season after his current deal expires.
Real Madrid next manager odds – Paddy Power
- Antonio Conte – 8/11
- Carlo Ancelotti – 6/4
- Raul – 3/1
- Mauricio Pochettino – 4/1
- Joachim Low – 14/1
- Guti – 16/1
- Christophe Galtier – 20/1
However, the chance to take over at one of the biggest clubs in the world could prove irresistible.
Ancelotti joins four others on Real's shortlist to fill the Zidane void.
Compatriot Antonio Conte, fresh from winning Serie A at Inter then immediately quitting, is the No1 target for president Florentino Perez.
Former players Raul and Xabi Alonso have also been linked, as has Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino.
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Zidane wrote an open letter to Los Blancos supporters on Monday explaining why he walked away from the Bernabeu after a trophyless season.
He said: "I’m going, but I’m not jumping overboard, nor am I tired of coaching.
"I’m leaving because I feel the club no longer has the faith in me I need, nor the support to build something in the medium or long term.
"I’m a natural-born winner and I was here to win trophies, but even more important than this are the people, their feelings, life itself and I have the sensation these things have not been taken into account.
"I would have liked my relationship with the club and the president over the past few months to have been a little different to that of other coaches."
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