Real Madrid had been hot on Carlo Ancelotti’s trail to make him the newest leader of Los Blancos in wake of Jose Mourinho’s departure. While it seemed that everything was lining up for that to take place, a recent snag in these developments may cause Real to look elsewhere.
Ancleotti, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain were under negotiations to bring him to the Bernabeu. However, Leonardo de Araújo, PSG’s sporting director who had been tapped to be the next PSG coach, was recently banned for nine months by the French National Football League for shoving a referee.
The harsh punishment means that Leonardo will be unable to assume duties as coach, and PSG are now left to look for other options, and aren’t willing to let go of Ancelotti just yet, if at all. Real Madrid hope to find a new coach as soon as possible, and don’t want this process to draw out long into the summer.