Real Madrid: Ancelotti as their new man


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Real Madrid confirmed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, which was quickly followed by Paris Saint-Germain’s Laurent Blanc will be his successor.

Los Blancos have been chasing the two-time Champions League winner all summer, following Jose Mourinho’s confirmation that he would be leaving Estadio Santiago Bernabeu for a return to Chelsea.

Ancelotti helped PSG win the French title last season, while the Parc des Princes outfit also made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The 54-year-old though felt a switch to the Spanish capital was too good an opportunity to turn down, and has penned a three-year deal.

The former Chelsea and AC Milan boss has won league titles in England, Italy and France and his main task this season will be to overhaul rivals Barcelona in La Liga.

Meanwhile, former France defender Blanc has been quickly appointed as Ancelotti’s replacement at PSG, after weeks of speculation surrounding his future.

The 47-year-old, who won the Ligue 1 title as boss of Bordeaux in 2009, has been out of work since leaving the role as French national team coach in 2012.

Even though some French media reports suggest Blanc wasn’t the club’s first choice, the PSG board say they are “delighted” with his appointment.

The former Manchester United defender has penned a two-year contract with PSG and take pre-season training when the squad return on July 1.

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