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Barcelona want Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti if Luis Enrique leaves?

Is this report from El País credible at all?

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El País are not very reliable when it comes to breaking news about sports. This time, Spain's most famous newspaper report that FC Barcelona would be willing to sign Carlo Ancelotti if both Luis Enrique and the Italian himself leave their clubs.

Barcelona have included Carlo Ancelotti on the shortlist of possible replacements for Luis Enrique if the Asturian decides to leave the club, according to El País, citing sources in the sporting committee of the club.

Although any contact with the Italian coach will have been informal, Ariedo Braida, the head of international football at Barcelona, explained the reasons for considering the coach: his good footballing taste, his great sporting career (which includes three league titles and three Champions League successes) and especially his big performances in getting star names to play well together.

Source: AS via El País.

Would Ancelotti be willing to leave Real Madrid and join Barcelona during the same summer? Probably not, as his legacy in the White House would be severely damaged. This will most likely be nonsense coming from El País.

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