Browsing: Carlo Ancelotti

The head coach’s current contract with Los Blancos is due to run until June 2024, and the Italian recently revealed that he would retire from football management once his second spell in charge of the Spanish giants has come to an end.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side didn’t get the better of Thomas Tuchel and co on the night, but came out in the five-goal thriller, which will be remembered as an instant classic, as victors on aggregate at the Santiago Bernabeu. Mason Mount got the Blues, trailing 3-1 after a first-leg hammering, off to a brilliant start after only 15 minutes, before Antonio Rudiger levelled the tie shortly after half-time.

Real Madrid are currently 10 points clear of second-placed Sevilla at the top of the table, while Carlo Ancelotti’s side have a 15-point advantage over Barcelona heading into this weekend’s contest.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has been strongly linked with a move to Los Blancos and with his contract expiring in the summer, is free to enter pre-contract negotiations with the LaLiga leaders.

Bale suffered a muscle tear in his right hamstring during a training session last Saturday and subsequently missed the games against Celta Vigo and Inter Milan.

The Welsh forward had started all of Real’s first three La Liga matches this campaign, as his career in Spain has been unexpectedly revived under returning manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Toffees, who beat Arsenal last time out, are currently eighth in the table, six points off fourth-placed Chelsea, while Villa occupy 11th position, having picked up 45 points from 32 matches this term.