Brighton boss and Alonso in race to succeed Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi. Photo by Shutterstock.

Real Madrid are considering making a move for Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi as an successor to Carlo Ancelotti.

Spanish outlet Cadena Ser reports that De Zerbi and Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso are contenders to replace Ancelotti.

Ancelotti will leave the Spanish giants when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Italian has previously said of Alonso: “I had him (Alonso) as a player. He has a high-level knowledge of football, he is doing very well with Bayer Leverkusen.

“I wish him to be here one day, like Raúl or Arbeloa. They are people I know and I love them very much. I hope one day they can be Real Madrid coaches.”

Ancelotti is expected to take over as coach for Brazil when he leaves Madrid.