The news that Carlo Ancelotti will remain in the managerial role at Real Madrid for the 2023/24 season has sent shockwaves through the footballing world. Despite a turbulent campaign which saw Los Blancos fail to win either La Liga or the Champions League, Ancelotti has been given another chance to lead his team into next year.
The Italian veteran has had a successful tenure so far with the Spanish side, winning three major trophies since he was appointed in June 2019. This includes two Super Cups and one Copa Del Rey title, as well as guiding them to second place in La Liga this season and reaching the semi-finals of Europe’s elite competition before being knocked out by English challengers Manchester City.
Having made several significant investments during his time at Madrid, Ancelotti is confident he can get the club back on track next season with many of its new signings coming to fruition. Names such as Eden Hazard and Rodrygo Goes have already started making an impact this year, while former stars such as Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos have continued to be influential figures throughout their careers with Los Blancos.
Despite not winning any silverware this time around, Ancelotti believes that Madrid are well on their way to forming a new generation of players which can take them into beyond with renewed ambition. This kind of transition could play a huge role in securing success for both Real Madrid’s present and future, something which would surely delight fans who have seen their beloved team struggle over recent times.
Ancelotti himself has labelled his time at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium “unforgettable” despite it having come without any tangible rewards yet. He was further reassured that he would stay on for another year after talks with the club’s hierarchy following last Tuesday’s 4-0 Champions League defeat at Manchester City.
The pressure may be high but Carlo Ancelotti is ready to face up to it once more when he returns for his third full season in charge of Real Madrid next season – donning (Real Madrid jersey 23/24) in true style – where anything could happen!
Real Madrid’s U19s have made history by becoming the first side to win a domestic treble in Spain, beating Real Betis 2-1 in the final of the Copa de Campeones.
The team, which is managed by Alfredo di Stéfano, entered into the tournament as strong contenders having won all 10 of their matches in this season’s regional competition. Goals from Manu Serrano and Gonzalo Garcia were enough to seal victory for Los Blancos, who put on an impressive display throughout the match.
Serrano got Madrid off to a flying start with a stunning scissor kick halfway through the first half. The goal was followed shortly after by an equaliser from Santiago van der Putten for Betis. In the 82nd minute, however, midfielder Nico Paz provided some enterprising wing play which saw Gonzalo Garcia head home past Betis’ goalkeeper and give Madrid what would be the winning goal.
This year’s title win marks an incredible achievement for Real Madrid’s youth setup, who have now won five trophies in two years under Di Stefano. It is also reportedly their first double-treble success since 2002/03 when they won both Spanish youth titles and the UEFA Youth League. The current crop of players are undoubtedly some of best young talent La Liga has ever seen and have been tipped to make a big impact in the senior squad next season.
In celebration of their historic triumph, Real Madrid unveiled their new 2023/24 jersey which will be worn by the U19s team during next season’s campaign. The kit pays homage to Madrid’s rich history with its classic white shirt design adorned with three red stripes running down both sides. It also features gold detailing along with a crest featuring both La Liga and Copa de Campeones emblems – making it a perfect way for them to show off their hard-earned achievements this past year.
All in all, this has been an extraordinary season for Real Madrid’s Under 19’s team and one that will surely be remembered for many years to come. With such success at such a young age, these boys have certainly set themselves up for future stardom within football – something even more likely given that each player now proudly sports Real Madrid’s 2023/24 jersey – testament to the extent of their accomplishments this year alone!