Almost as soon as reportedly agreeing to cut ties with Jose Mourinho next summer, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has picked out replacements.
Madrid-based Marca believe that the President and his Portuguese Coach have agreed to part ways at the end of the current season, with the climate in the capital having seemingly turned against Mourinho.
Marca now believe that Perez has already lined up a list of potential replacements for Mourinho, with Paris Saint-Germain’s Carlo Ancelotti and Germany’s Joachim Low believed to be in prime contention.
There are also understood to be four conditions for a prospective future Madrid boss to meet in applying for the role.
The first is the ability to handle the various stars that make up the team’s dressing room, whilst the second is to hold experience of another European League and also the Champions League.
Third in the list of must-have criteria for a Madrid manager is apparently proof from past experience of an ability to work under pressure, whilst the fourth condition is a non-belligerent approach to the Press.
For this reported list drawn up by the reigning champions, PSG’s under-pressure Italian Ancelotti is seen as the ideal candidate, with Low close behind, but seen as less attainable with his current contract with his national team taking him to the end of the 2014 World Cup.