Carlo Ancelotti may no longer be coach of PSG in the coming hours. The Italian is expected to meet today with Nasser al Khelaifi, Sheikh and Club president to try to break his contract which ties him to Paris for one more season. With Carlo is the emissary of Real Madrid, Ernesto Bronzetti.
PSG is still waiting for Real Madrid’s next move. They are in no hurry. In fact, Al Khelaifi arrived yesterday in Paris after a few days of travel, and is ready to run a gamut of negotiations that don’t want to end. The Laurent Blanc option is discarded and if Madrid want to Ancelotti will have to negotiate with the leaders of the French club.
Ancelotti is still hoping that everything is settled and that his dream may soon become reality. Real Madrid’s idea is to close the deal with Carlo this week and hold a presentation the next. In reality, Real Madrid has long since decided that Carlo is ideally suited to lead the new project and there has been no other option they have discussed more. There was Jupp Heynckes, but he announced yesterday that he will take a year off after winning the treble with Bayern.
The German was another manager who met the profile president Florentino Perez was looking for to begin his fourth term, but Heynckes has chosen to spend time with his family, especially his wife, who is ill.
Madrid doesn’t have much more time. Florentino was re-elected president by the Electoral Board yesterday, Zidane was announced last week as the project leader and they need a coach to start work as soon as possible to construct a team.