clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

What’s Next?: 19 May 2023

Another Juninho Edition of the Daily Merengue

Real Madrid CF - Training & Press Conference Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The Daily Merengue is a place where you can feel free to discuss all things football. Do not be alarmed by the overt RMCF bias. It’s in the name!

Shoutout to the mods who do a fantastic job, Valyrian Steel, KungFuZizou, NeRObutBlanco, Felipejack, and Long Live Jesuninho!


So What’s Next?

I can guarantee you that Carlo Ancelotti, Florentino Perez, and every member of Madrid staff + players will soon be evaluating the past season, grading their own performances, and concluding on the next steps for our club. What will the end result be...I have no clue. So here are a few speculative reports:

Which Real Madrid Great?

IF Carlo leaves Madrid (which is still a huge outstanding question), it appears as if the club may return back to one of their familiar faces:

A New ST Appears?

The next DT cover will be Joao Felix - the campaign continues unless...

Also all my DT covers are poetic if you read between the lines...

MUST READ: Kiyan’s Observations

A Few Snippets:

For those that called last night’s demolition ‘an overreaction to one game’ have also ignored the 14-point league deficit, while turning a blind-eye to the process of last year’s success, and some heavy defeats in big games where the team was played off the park.

Many of the Managing Madrid staff, en route to celebrating a deserved Champions League title last season, called for an analysis of the process, not the trophies. Modern football is all about finding every little detail — every little minimal edge — that can give you an advantage over your opponent. It’s ok to improve a team that continues to win — that’s factually the only way to keep winning.

Pinning all the blame on Ancelotti is harsh. As I stated on last night’s Managing Madrid post-game podcast, there’s blame on everyone. Real Madrid’s problems may stem from poor squad construction, poor player performances, and decline. But they’ve been tactically outmatched often too.

Final Thoughts - Thank You

I think we broke the DT comments record yesterday at around 2.1k posts. I’d like to first Thank Myself for posting a brilliant thread, Jesuninho for the inspiration, Jose Juninho for the hard love, and yet again me for being an overall brilliant mod. I’d like to thank the mod team for their diligent work in providing these threads + moderating all year. I’d like to thank Real Madrid CF for the content and special thanks to pricewentup.

But most importantly (well second besides myself), I’d like to thank the MM community for the passionate debates, memes, and banter.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Managing Madrid Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Real Madrid news from Managing Madrid