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Real Madrid appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager

Updated: Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 22:06 | Comments

Carlo Ancelotti will take over at Real Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti will take over at Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have named Carlo Ancelotti as the coach entrusted with leading the first team next season.

The 54-year-old Italian was widely reported as the front-runner to replace Jose Mourinho, who has returned to manage Ancelotti's former club Chelsea, at the Bernabeu despite being under contract with French champions Paris St Germain.

Real have not confirmed the length of contract handed to Ancelotti, or if any compensation has been paid to PSG, but a statement published on www.realmadrid.com today read: "Carlo Michelangelo Ancelotti will coach Real Madrid next season.

"The Italian has experienced success in every country where he has managed and arrives in the Spanish capital after being named coach of the season in France."

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