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Ancelotti confirmed as Madrid coach

After weeks of speculation, Spanish giants Real Madrid have appointed Italy’s Carlo Ancelotti as their new coach.

The former PSG manager, who had been linked with the post since Jose Mourinho’s departure, signed a three-year deal on Tuesday, inheriting a side that failed to win a trophy last season.

Ancelotti, who last month guided Paris Saint Germain to their first French league title in 19 years, coached at Italian clubs Juventus and Parma as well, but had his most successful spell at AC Milan.

The 54-year-old twice won the Champions League with the Rossoneris from 2001-2009, along with one Serie A title before succeeding Guus Hiddink as Chelsea manager.

He led the Blues to both the Premier League and F.A. Cup titles in 2010, but stepped down after a second-place finish the following season.

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