Madrid press: ‘Ancelotti’s signing gets difficult’

Madrid press: ‘Ancelotti’s signing gets difficult’


Spanish sports paper Marca claims in its front page that Carlo Ancelotti’s signing for Real Madrid has turned even more complicated after Paris Saint Germain sports director Leonardo Nascimento has been penalized with a nine month ban for having pushed a referee in a League 1 game against Valenciennes.

According to the Madrid daily, Leonardo had been chosen to replace Ancelotti on the bench, and that nine month ban would complicate the transfer. “PSG’s sheik will offer Ancelotti becoming sports director and manager to try to hold him”, Marca states.

This would make German coach Jupp Heynckes become the first choice for Real’s bench, Marca says. “He’s got 99 per cent chances to coach Real Madrid”, they publish. Spanish daily As reports the same argument and titles: “Heynckes gains options”.

The other main Madrid sports daily highlights the announcement of the new partnership with Fly Emirates and the presentation of the new kits for next season: “We have a shirt, we are looking for a boss”.