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Why Ancelotti's contract extension was the easy choice for Madrid

Related Topics: Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid

In the end, Real Madrid chose the comfortable route, the path of least resistance, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Extending Carlo Ancelotti's deal, which was due to expire on June 30, 2024, by another two seasons means, above all, playing the percentages. You know what you get and what you get is dependable, popular and stress-free.

You get a guy who, in four full seasons at the Bernabeu, has delivered a league title, two Spanish Cups and two Champions League crowns (plus a bunch of other baubles, as outlined in the club statement) and who is well-placed to add to that silverware this season.