Carlo Ancelotti Named Real Madrid Boss, Laurent Blanc Takes Over PSG

Carlo Ancelotti Joins Real Madrid As Head Coach

Carlo Ancelotti has replaced Laurent Blanc as the new boss for Real Madrid. Taking over his job at Paris St-Germain is Laurent Blanc.

The 54-year-old Ancelotti led PSG to the French title last season and was approached by Real Madrid shortly after that victory. Ancelotti was appointed as the French club’s manager in 2011, and immediately he fell onto Real Madrid’s radar.

Ancelotti recently signed a three-year deal with Real Madrid after Jose Mourinho left to become the Chelsea boss.

During his playing time, Carlo Ancelotti spent time as an Italy international midfielder with time spent at Parma, Roma, and AC Milan. Ancelotti began his managerial career with Reggiana.

In the meantime, Blanc, 47, has signed a two-year contract at the  Parc des Princes. PSG says it is “delighted” at Blanc’s appointment. Blanc will tak over the squad starting July 1 when pre-season gets underway.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid welcomes a seasoned coach with the following accomplishments:

  • Juventus Intertoto Cup 1999
  • AC Milan Coppa Italia 2003; Champions League 2003, 2007; Uefa Super Cup 2003, 2007; Serie A 2004; Supercoppa Italiana 2004; Fifa Club World Cup 2007
  • Chelsea Community Shield 2009; Premier League 2010; FA Cup 2010
  • PSG Ligue 1 2013

Blanc also has a storied career that includes playing time with Montpellier, Auxerre, Barcelona, and Manchester. He also served on the French side during the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.

In 2009 Blanc led his team to the French league title before taking over the country’s national team from 2010 through 2012.

Do you think Real Madrid made the right choice in placing Carlo Ancelotti in the head coaching position?