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Carlo Ancelotti will not be manager at Real Madrid next season and Zinedine Zidane could replace him sooner than you think, according to Jamie Carragher

Carlo Ancelotti will not be manager of Real Madrid next season and Zidedine Zidane could be his replacement, feels Jamie Carragher.

The club are poised to go without any silverware this season after being dumped out of the Champions League by Juventus and falling four points behind Barcelona in La Liga with two games remaining.

Even Ancelotti himself admitted he does 'not know if I will still be here' next season and Carragher feels Zidane, currently manager of the club's B team Real Madrid Castilla, is a natural replacement.

Asked whether Ancelotti should fear for his job, Carragher said on Sky Sport s: 'You know how this club works, he knows that better than anyone. He was a [Sergio] Ramos header away in last year's final in the last minute of the game from Last year Champions League Final.

I'm sure there'll be a change.' Ancelotti won the Champions League and Copa del Rey double last season, but club president Florentino Perez can be unforgiving when it comes to a trophyless year.

Zidane took charge of the club's reserve squad in June 2014, and narrowly missed out on promotion from Spain's third tier, Segunda B, recently.

Yet Sportsmail columnist Carragher would not be surprised if Zidane is asked to step up sooner rather than later.

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