At Real Madrid do not want problems with the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, a scenario they haven’t entirely ruled out, and don’t want to be caught without a plan B in place. Hence the white dome has secured the arrival of Jupp Heynckes in case they cannot secure the Italian without financial penalty to break his contract with PSG.
The current coach of Bayern will leave the Munich club on good terms, where he will be replaced by Pep Guardiola. But even at 68 he isn’t quite ready to hang up his track suit. After his breakthrough season with the Bavarians, who won the Bundesliga and were Champions League and German Cup finalist – Borussia and Stuttgart await them – Heynckes has given the impression he won’t retire just yet.
The top brass at Real Madrid are remaining calm. Florentino Perez is doing everything to keep negotiations amicable between club owner Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. He made sure the owner didn’t pay a single euro for his arrival. The president prefers to keep friendly relations with Parisian club owners and by extension, with the emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, father of the owner of PSG.