We take a look at old quotes from reported Manchester United transfer target and Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, regarding Carlo Ancelotti who looks set to become manager of Real Madrid again.
Ancelotti has left Everton amid interest from Madrid following Zinedine Zidane’s resignation at the Bernabeu.
The Italian coach led the Toffees to 10th in the Premier League this season and according to The Times, West Ham manager David Moyes is seen as a potential replacement at his former club.
Sky Sports claim the Everton board will meet tonight to discuss replacements – just a week after meeting with Ancelotti to plan for the upcoming season in the transfer market.
However, now those plans are up in the air, with Everton’s next manager bound to have different ideas for the team.
At Madrid, you’d think hiring a manager like Ancelotti would persuade key players to stay and better players to arrive, but that may not be the case.
Varane is one of the most highly rated centre-backs in the world and has been for some time. Should be opt against a move in the summer, as has been speculated by the Manchester Evening News, the Frenchman will be plying his trade under Ancelotti for the second time of his career.
And it’s no secret that Varane found life under Ancelotti difficult the first time around.
Varane said: “Since he left, I’ve improved. I could have perhaos played more under him if I could have shown him he could count on me in difficult times.
“There was less turnover and you really needed to bring the house down to have any chance of playing again. I wasn’t able to do that.”
He added that Ancelotti “made his choices, and I can understand them,” before stating: “I didn’t play as much as I would have wanted, but it pushed me to ask questions of myself and progress.”
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