Real Madrid distancing themselves from Mourinho reign - originally posted on Soccerlens.comFive weeks have passed since Jose Mourinho’s acrimonious departure from Real Madrid. In that time, Florentino Pérez has appointed Carlo Ancelotti as head coach, promoted Zinedine Zidane to being the Italian’s assistant and looked to conclude deals for Spanish under-21 stars such as Isco, Dani Carvajal and Asier Illarramendi.
Despite this, some will undoubtedly suggest that this has nothing to do at all with Mourinho leaving, and that each deal was a natural and obvious choice.
For example, it could be argued that Ancelotti deserved the chance to manage a club with the pedigree of Real Madrid based solely on his ability to bring silverware to the teams he manages. His successes in the Champions League with AC Milan made him a particular favourite of Perez, who covets Europe’s premier competition above all else.
Similarly, Zidane’s illustrious career as a player for Real Madrid should allow him ...