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Managing Madrid Podcast: Carlo Ancelotti Emergency Podcast

Matt Wiltse, Om Arvind, and Siddharth Ramsundar break down what Ancelotti’s appointment means for the future of Real Madrid

FBL-ESP-LIGA-REALMADRID-VALENCIA Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP via Getty Images

On this patron-only episode of the Managing Madrid Podcast, Matt Wiltse, Om Arvind, and Siddharth Ramsundar discuss:

  • Initial thoughts on Ancelotti news and eventual appointment
  • Why Conte was not the best fit for Real Madrid
  • Continuity appointment following Zidane
  • How Ancelotti fared at Everton
  • Which players benefit the most from Carlo’s appointment
  • Is this a second lease at life for Gareth Bale?
  • Discussion on Casemiro’s fit within Ancelotti’s system
  • Concerns about the press
  • Track record with youth integration
  • Should rotations actually be a concern?
  • Everton upgraded their squad, but the underlying numbers got worse
  • Ancelotti’s best skill as a manager and primary selling point
  • Not inheriting the same Real Madrid squad as in 2013, will they get the structure they need?
  • Discussion on Real Madrid’s managerial search process
  • Thoughts on Pochettino asking to leave PSG
  • Florentino Perez under scrutiny – weakest point as President since Makelele departure

*Note: Apologize for some audio issues early on in the 5th minute and the 9th minute, but it was resolved during the remainder of the recording.

*The Arbeloa assistant manager news was released post-recording.

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse (@MattWiltse4)

Om Arvind (@OmVAsports)

Siddharth Ramsundar (@TacticalFouling)