Real Madrid are still giving Carlo Ancelotti a chance to stay despite El Clasico disaster

Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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It’s difficult to put into words what happened about 24 hours ago at the Santiago Bernabeu. What the spectators saw was absolutely not up to Real Madrid‘s standards, and the tragedy that ensued from the start was inexcusable and a complete surprise.

You’d think that because it was El Clasico, events like this would be anticipated, but no, this was out of the ordinary. Real Madrid did not have such a poor start to the season, did they? In fact, it was the facing side of FC Barcelona that started from the bottom, and here we are, in a situation completely turned around.

It makes no sense to argue that while Real has a comfortable lead of more than 9 points on the table, this match does not matter, because it does. After all, it is El Clasico, a game against the club’s greatest rivals, and a performance like this should not be pardoned.

Carlo Ancelotti is solely to blame for the night’s debacle. A starting XI so ludicrous that no one could fathom what it truly looked like on paper, experiments in such a vital match, no trust on the bench, I could enumerate his failures for hours and yet be unsatisfied.

All of this folly screams for the Italian manager to be fired, but it appears that Real Madrid’s board and Florentino Perez have a different perspective on the matter.

Carlo Ancelotti’s future at Real Madrid may be more secure than endangered

You read that correctly. Even after this mishap, Ancelotti’s future at Real Madrid appears to be quite assured. According to Spanish media outlet Marca, the outcome of El Clasico will not be significant in determining the manager’s future at the club, but rather the overall outcome of the season.

If the club goes all the way to win the La Liga title, which is the only approachable trophy this season assuming the team does not fall once again, or a triumph in the Champions League, which is a near-impossible task given the team’s current state, Carlo Ancelotti’s job at Real will not be called into question.

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The approaching league games could be tricky for Real but if the manager does even a decent job, learns from his mistakes, and picks up the available points, the 35th La Liga title could come to the Bernabeu along with the assurance of Ancelotti staying for another season. Whether or not his stay is a good thing, is a question I will leave up to you, readers.