Perez: Real in no rush to appoint new boss


Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
has insisted they are in no hurry to
replace Jose Mourinho as the club’s
The Spanish capital club parted company
with Mourinho by mutual consent last
month following a disappointing
campaign in which they finished 15
points behind Barcelona and were
eliminated from the UEFA Champions
League at the semi-final stage by
German side Borussia Dortmund.
Real have been linked with moves for
outgoing Bayern Munich boss Jupp
Heynckes and Paris Saint-Germain
manager Carlo Ancelotti.
However, Perez revealed the club are
yet to contact any potential candidates,
stressing they will not be rushed into
appointing a successor.
“In the coming days, we will look at the
coaching staff and decide what we want
for next season,” he told Spanish
television programme Los desayunos de
“We will not rush, because the
important thing is not to do it tomorrow
but to do it well.
“Ancelotti is an option, but no one has
spoken to him, no one has offered
anything. When we have thought about
what is best, what we need, we will
make the appropriate movement.”
Former Chelsea manager Ancelotti has
made no secret of his desire to leave
PSG despite guiding them to the Ligue 1
title and a UEFA Champions League
However Perez, who was re-elected as
Real president on Monday, knows the
ball is firmly in the French club’s court.
He told radio station Onda Cero:
“Ancelotti is a great person, he was a
great player, now a coach – one capable
of winning big leagues – and can manage
high-level players.
“(At the moment) he is at PSG (so)
today it is not an option.
“PSG must do what they think is best. If
the possibility of Ancelotti exists, we
will analyse it.”


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