Jürgen Klopp and Rafa Benítez are the two favorites to replace Carlo Ancelotti in Real Madrid. As reported earlier today, the Italian coach is set to leave the club after finishing the season empty-handed, according to La Sexta. That same TV channel said that Klopp and Benítez are the only two candidates that could replace Ancelotti.
Klopp is a free agent now after he announced that this is his last season with Borussia Dortmund. The German coach is one of the most coveted managers available right now and it would make a lot of sense to go after him. Meanwhile, Benítez is still trying to see if he gets a new contract with Napoli after a somewhat mediocre two-year tenure with the Italian side.
They are not similar managers. While Klopp usually tries to play quick, attacking football, Benítez likes to sit back and defend properly. Benítez is a tactical master but his signings and tendency to rotate constantly are problematic. Out of those two, Klopp would be a far better fit for Real's current roster.
NOTICIA #Jugones: Klopp y Benítez, los CANDIDATOS a entrenar al Real Madrid: http://t.co/TQXaP4Ekxk pic.twitter.com/pEIdFHQuoN— JugoneslaSexta (@JugoneslaSexta) May 19, 2015