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Real Madrid considering three more candidates to replace Carlo Ancelotti

Rafa Benítez is the favorite but he is not the only option.

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Rafa Benítez is almost set to become Real Madrid's new coach, but the club is still considering three more candidates that could replace Carlo Ancelotti. President Florentino Pérez isn't entirely sure of giving Benítez the job, although most of his board think that the Spanish coach is the right choice. Furthermore, the fans do not want Benítez as multiple polls across the network prove. All in all, Pérez could change his mind and give either one of these three men the job, according to club sources:

  • Jürgen Klopp: Real Madrid suspect that Klopp has some kind of verbal agreement with another club. Furthermore, Florentino Pérez doesn't want to sign a manager who can't speak Spanish. That's his biggest disadvantage right now.
  • Unai Emery: Sevilla's manager has brought big success to the city. He won the 2014 Europe League and he's already in the Final for this year's edition too. However, he doesn't have a great reputation in Spain and he could struggle managing big personalities.
  • Míchel: The former Real Madrid player built a decent Olympiakos team but he's a free agent now. He is thought to be the perfect coach to wait one or two years for Zinedine Zidane to learn the job and then take over Real Madrid's first team.

The Spanish press is also discussing names like Nuno Espírito Santo -- Valencia CF -- though Managing Madrid can confirm that he's not being considered for the job.

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