Recently, Sky Sports linked current Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti to Spanish giants and current champions Real Madrid, with Jose Mourinho expected to depart to his beloved Chelsea in a managerial merry-go-round which is expected to happen this summer.
Ancelotti has proven himself as a top manager with two Champions League wins, one Serie A title, one Copa Italia, one Supercoppa Italiana, two UEFA Super-Cups, one FIFA Club World Cup and a Premier League and FA Cup double—not to mention the Ligue 1 title which is almost certain to go to PSG.
With the Champions League eluding Real since the 2002, this is the crown that Florentino Perez and Co. would want the possible new man to bring to the club.
The appointment of Ancelotti, who has managed in three Champions League finals with AC Milan, would help target that.
Ancelotti is slightly more of a "media darling" than Jose Mourinho—who despite being loved by British media, has found both the Italian and Spanish media slightly less accommodating.
This will endear the Real Madrid board, who will more than likely be relieved to lose the negative press coverage that Mourinho brings.
With substantial investment at the club more than likely, with millions of pounds to spend yearly by Florentino Perez, Ancelotti could build a successful empire both domestically and on a European front.
It would appear that Real's closest La Liga rivals, Barcelona, would need to re-build themselves, especially in lieu of a 7-0 aggregate thrashing by Bayern Munich, if Real get a hold of Ancelotti.
Both Ancelotti and Mourinho have achieved success in the Premier League with Chelsea and have endured a Roman Abramovich sacking despite this success.
Overall, it is the Portugese Mourinho who has a better win percentage in his career, winning almost 67 percent of all games, while Ancelotti has only won 56 percent.
Only time will tell if appointing Ancelotti will be needed and if so, whether he will be a success. Having worked with and been successful with some of the top players in world football, egos shouldn't be an issue for Ancelotti.
Real Madrid could come back stronger post-Mourinho, and the appointment of Ancelotti could signal a golden age for Los Blancos.