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Managing Madrid Big Picture Podcast: All Aboard the Ancelotti Hype Train

Matt and Ruben return to reflect on thoughts and predictions from the summer and discuss the managerial position in-depth.

Real Madrid CF v 1. FC Union Berlin: Group C - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

On this Patron episode of the Managing Madrid podcast, Matt Wiltse and Ruben Skjerping discuss:

Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics and success this season

  • Tailioring the system to the players and personnel rather than implementing a system.
  • The changes in the line-up over the last three to four seasons.
  • What kind of season would warrant Ancelotti continuing? Could he get away with just another Copa Del Rey and keep his job?

Franchise Player: Vinicius Jr or Bellingham

  • Doing the impossible: choosing between one of Vini or Bellingham, if forced
  • Differences to their game
  • How would club promote or campaign if both were up for the Ballon d’Or

Expectations for Endrick

  • What do we make of the hype?
  • Comparing 17-year-old Endrick to other teenage phenoms and the expectations for next season

Right winger no longer an issue?

  • Carlo’s tactical changes negating a once pressing issue?

Xabi Alonso future

  • What Xabi Alonso has said up to this point on his future

… and more

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Hosts this week:

Matt Wiltse

Ruben Skjerping

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