With Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid having been confirmed, another familiar face could be set to return to Valdebebas as his assistant.
Ancelotti‘s coaching team is now set to be put together in the capital and Alvaro Arbeloa has emerged as a frontrunner to be his right-hand man. Arbeloa is very much a Real Madrid man and his appointment would be well received.
Arbeloa would take over from Fernando Hierro and Zinedine Zidane, who were Ancelotti‘s assistants in his previous spell at the club. Zidane was by his side in his first season, wherein Real Madrid won the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.
Zidane then took the Castilla job for the 2014/15 season and Hierro took his place as second in command. Now with Ancelotti returning, Arbeloa is believed to be the ideal candidate.
Arbeloa’s praise for Carletto
The ex-defender spoke ahead of Ancelotti‘s return about the possibility of the move and was full of kind words for his former coach.
“He’s well known throughout the world,” Arbeloa told Real Madrid TV. “He always has a great rapport with his players and plays quite an offensive style of play.