Tuesday 25 September 2018

Real sack Ancelotti as Alves hits out at 'lack of respect from Barca

Real Madrid have sacked head coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Spanish giants failed to win any major silverware during the 2014-15 campaign.

Ancelotti led Real to their 10th European Cup success last season but has been shown the door after they finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga and lost to Juventus in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Real president Florentino Perez held a meeting with Ancelotti yesterday where he told the former AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris St Germain boss, who had one year left on his contract, that his services were no longer required.

"I would like to inform you that the board has taken the decision to relieve Carlo Ancelotti of his post as Real Madrid coach," Perez said.

"What did Ancelotti do wrong? I don't know. The demands here at Real Madrid are very high."

Zinedine Zidane, Rafa Benitez and Jurgen Klopp are among the contenders to take over at Madrid.

Dani Alves still feels not "fully respected" at Barcelona and has hinted he will leave after the season.

The Brazil international's contract expires this summer and he has yet to sign a new deal. "I've had to put up with a lot this year and this is the reason why I'm speaking out," Alves said.

"I feel a lack of respect and I have limit. I haven't taken a decision yet."

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