Ok, so we sacked the coach who won “La Decima” for and with us and installed a new manager. A manager who has won just 2 minor titles (Chelsea: 2013 Europa League and SSC Napoli: 2014 Italian Cup) in the last 7 years – Rafael Benitez.
A coach who is famous for his sometimes overly defensive approach. I think we can all agree that we only can hope.
One hope is that Real Madrid will further strengthen its squad.
So far Real Madrid has signed Danilo and resigned Casemiro from FC Porto. Both Brazilian internationals will have to fight for a place in the starting XI.
Video: Best of Danilo 2014/15
Video: Best of Casemiro 2014/15
Further 19 years old offensive Marco Asensio joins Los Merengues from RCD Mallorca. Although an outstanding talent we don’t expect to see Asensio very often in a game of the senior team in the 2015/16 season.
Video: Best of Marco Ansensio
Last but not least there is left winger Denis Cheryshev whos loan spell at Villarreal CF is ending. Let’s see if the Russian comes back permanently or will go on loan again. Maybe he will substitute Chicarito Hernandez who will rejoin Manchester United after his loan ended.
Video: Best of Denis Cheryshev
Sami Khedira is said to be on the jump back to Bundesliga or Juventus Torino.
So far so bad – I can’t see how Real Madrid will do better next season with this coach and no outstanding additions to the squad (although Danilo and Casemiro will have some impact for sure).
Ever since rumors were spread about a possible move from Inter Milan to sign Real Madrid star Kaka during the January transfer market, different figures have commented on this issue in statements given to the press.
The latest person to say his opinion about this saga is businessman Marco Tronchetti Provera, where he reportedly told Il Corriere dello Sport : “Yes, I want Kaka in Inter. The Brazilian is a great champion and has great quality.”
“Stay calm though, Moratti has said no.”
The Italian newspaper has added more fuel to this story’s fire by claiming that Mesut Ozil’s recent dazzling form will most certainly facilitate Kaka’s departure from the Bernabeu.
It is now a matter of “when” Jose Mourinho will be implemented as Real Madrid’s new coach, rather than a matter of “if” he will be the next coach to take the Bernabeu hot seat.
Reports from Spain claim that Mourinho has set forth 5 conditions for the Real Madrid hierarchy to make come true if they want Mourinho to take over from Pellegrini this summer. The conditions are as follows:
1) This sporting project should be consistent for the 4 years Mourinho has in his contract, and the hierarchy should not repeat the mistakes they did with the likes of Del Bosque and Capello.
2) Mourinho should be given the utmost freedom in terms of sporting issues and transfer issues.
3) The following players should be signed because of their quality, fighting spirit, and sacrifices they give on the field: Maicon, De Rossi, and Tevez.
4) Mourinho wants the Valdedebas to be renovated and covered just like a shelter, because he doesn’t want information to be leaked.
5) Mourinho wants his four assistants to be Portugese.