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The physical plot of the next Real Madrid will be in the head of Antonio Pintus, but it is not yet definitively closed on staff technician in a key position: that of assistant to Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian wants that position of number two in the ladder for his son Davide (31 years old) who has been playing the role of assistant coach since his father's time at Naples and then at Everton. But Real Madrid wants close to Carletto someone in the house. Since Ancelotti signed, the entity has been pushing a name, that of Alvaro Arbeloa, who already has the UEFA Pro license to be a coach for all purposes and has even been consulted with Carletto if he would see well … Raúl.

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A debate still to be closed, although Ancelotti does not want interference. He has had his first-born Davide in his body of collaborators from his previous stage at Madrid and he has been gradually giving him more responsibility. Since 2017, at Bayern, he has been his right hand for all practical purposes. Nor does he consider necessary a cicerone at the club, as he did in his previous stage when he had among his organization chart as assistants first Zidane (the year of the Tenth) and the following season Fernando Hierro. Madrid for its part would prefer to have a man of the house integrated into the close nucleus of the coach and with Arbeloa it is trying to continue the path of new coaches very well connected in the entity with a future profile, in the line of Raúl, Xabi Alonso and before them Guti, Solari and Zidane himself.

Davide Ancelotti gives an instruction with his father in a Naples game.

Among the six collaborators that Ancelotti hopes to have, the name of Francesco Mauri, the son of Giovanni Mauri, the very veteran physical trainer of the transalpine coach's trust in his previous Madrid era. A group with an Italian accent, very familiar and highly trusted by Ancelotti. A profile in which Arbeloa does not seem to fit, although the former player was part of the white squad with the Italian.

Without Paul Clement

What is certain is that there will be a new face constantly giving advice to Ancelotti because The great cane on which he leaned in his previous stage will not be repeated: Paul Clement. The English technician came hand in hand with Carletto whom he helped at PSG and just after his goodbye from Madrid, he started a solo career (Derby County, England U21 team …) that he stopped to assist the Italian again during his time at Bayern. Right now he is without a team after being fired from the Belgian Circle of Bruges. Davide Ancelotti took up his position and his father's idea is that it remains the same, also in this second half at Real Madrid.