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Pochettino on the radar to replace Ancelotti

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti’s future has been speculated to come to an end with the Spanish club and Mauricio Pochettino tipped as his possible replacement according to lingering rumours.

The Spanish club that soars at the top of the league table and six-point clear-off Sevilla were beaten 1-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash in France.

The Italian coach who signed a 3-year deal with the Los Blancos last year divulged the unpleasant reaction of the club’s President, Florentino Perez, over the recent defeat to PSG.

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Reports have it that Ancelotti, 62, a former Chelsea and Milan boss, continued stay at the club will be reviewed at the end of the season with the ex-Tottenham and PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino mused to replace him.

Manchester United are also in pursuit of the South American coach to replace Rangnick whose stay in the Manchester club is in the interim.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid desire to have Kylian Mbappe in their attack by next season and hope to lure the player to Los Blancos using the influence of Mauricio Pochettino if the PSG boss agrees to take over from Carlos Ancelotti at the end of the season.

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