With Ancelotti getting the axe on Monday anf Benitez already lined up to take over at the Bernabeu, Ancelotti’s agent, Ernesto Bronzetti is almost 100 per cent sure the Napoli boss will join Madrid.
No one knows who is coming in yet as Florentino Perez has refused to shed anymore light on the issue, all we know is, he will be fluent in Spanish and be announced next week.
“Rafa Benitez is 99% certain to take charge of Real Madrid,” Bronzetti told Rai Sport.
Regarding the former AC Milan boss’ dismissal, he added: “Ancelotti wants to take a year off. The team was concerned at the news and some of the players cried when he announce his departure.”
Benitez won the Coppa Italia last season but has failed to mount a serious title challenge in Naples this term, with his side set to finish in a disappointing fourth spot.