5 Zidane outcasts who'll get more minutes under Ancelotti

5 Zidane outcasts who'll get more minutes under Ancelotti

The change of the coaching staff usually means the change of the squad hierarchy as well.

Here's the list of those Real Madrid players who'll quite possibly be getting more game time under Carlo Ancelotti than they did under Zizou.


The Brazilian has been named Real Madrid's new captain which means some extra responsibility and extra guarantees.

The 33-year-old made fewer than 20 appearances for the Whites last season – and we believe that things will change in 2021/22, especially given the shortened number of defenders on the squad.

Eder Militao

With Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane leaving and Real Madrid not planning to buy an extra defender, it's clear that the Brazilian centre-back will be a key player for the Whites next season.

Militao has had an impressive Copa America campaign, looked rock-solid at the end of last season and he's going to be a definite starter under Ancelotti.

Victor Chust

Chust wasn't really an outcast for Zinedine Zidane, yet he didn't play a lot for obvious reasons.

Things might change next season as Real Madrid reportedly plan to keep just 4 centre-backs at the club: him, Alaba, Nacho and Militao. Given Alaba's versatility and Nacho's injury-proneness, it's easy to imagine the 21-year-old getting more game time next term.

Dani Ceballos

A big question mark here.

According to the latest transfer update, Martin Odegaard may be on his way out of Real Madrid again – given the Whites' reported reluctance to bring in a new midfielder, it's quite possible that Ancelotti will keep Ceballos at the club.

The Spaniard himself is eager to succeed at the Bernabeu, confirming his desire to fight for the badge on multiple occasions already.

Gareth Bale

Right after Ancelotti re-joined the club, media reported that the Welshman would play a key role for the Italian's side in the upcoming season.

Bale has reportedly rejected the offers from the MLS to stay put – this could only mean he's going to gain certain game time under the new boss.

Source: Tribuna.com