CARLO ANCELOTTI

  • Tide turning against Carlo Ancelotti at faltering Real Madrid Yesterday

    With Real Madrid's attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti. Such is the level of expectation at the Bernabeu that winning a coveted 10th European Cup last season and overseeing their Spanish record 22-match winning...
  • La Liga will be decided on final day, predicts Ancelotti February 23, 2015

    Real Madrid may have extended their lead over second-placed Barcelona at the top of La Liga to four points on Sunday but coach Carlo Ancelotti still expects the title to be decided on the final day of the campaign. Real took full advantage of Barca's 1-0 defeat at home to Malaga...
  • Under-fire Carlo Ancelotti tells Real Madrid 'I am here to stay' February 21, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti does not believe his future at the club depends on him winning a trophy this season and says: "I am here to stay". Madrid finished 2014 on the crest of a wave, having set a new Spanish record of 22 straight wins, but less than two...
  • Coach Ancelotti relieved after Ronaldo returns to goal-scoring form February 19, 2015

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti welcomed his star forward Cristiano Ronaldo's return to form as the striker netted one goal and set up another in his team's 2-0 win against German side Schalke 04 in a last-16 tie of the Champions League tournament. "Cristiano is back," Ancelotti...
  • Real Madrid turning the corner and ready for Schalke: Carlo Ancelotti February 18, 2015

    Real Madrid are turning the corner after a stuttering start to the year and Wednesday's Champions League Round of 16 first leg at Schalke 04 will prove it, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. The title holders, aiming to become the first team to retain the Champions League crown, will have defender Pepe...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo slump not a concern, says Carlo Ancelotti February 15, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is not worried by Cristiano Ronaldo's recent sharp drop in form as the holders prepare to play at Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Ronaldo made a blistering start to the season and looked well on the way to breaking the...
  • Carlo Ancelotti says Atletico Madrid defeat his worst at Real Madrid February 8, 2015

    Shell-shocked Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti described the 4-0 defeat at derby rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday as his worst at the club and blamed himself for the capitulation. A weakened Real defence, missing the injured Pepe and Sergio Ramos along with Marcelo through suspension, was torn apart by a rampant...
  • Atletico's aerial strength a worry for derby: Carlo Ancelotti February 6, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that Atletico Madrid's aerial strength against his side's inexperienced defence is cause for concern ahead of Saturday's La Liga derby. Real's regular centre-backs Sergio Ramos and Pepe are injured while left-back Marcelo is also suspended for the game, when victory for leaders Real would...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo suspension worry for stuttering Real Madrid January 25, 2015

    Barcelona: A suspension for Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest concern for coach Carlo Ancelotti whose Real Madrid side are looking far from the slick machine that strung together 22 straight victories before Christmas. Ronaldo was the inspiration behind that Spanish record-winning streak but he had one of his poorest matches in...
  • Real Madrid stumble not down to fatigue, says Carlo Ancelotti January 17, 2015

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed suggestions the world and European champions' recent stumble is a result of the physical toll a packed calendar may have taken on his players. Real set a Spanish record for consecutive victories of 22 games in all competitions at the end of last year,...
  • Carlo Ancelotti wants 'positive aggression' for Atletico clash January 14, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants what he termed "positive aggression" from his players in Thursday's King's Cup clash at home to Atletico Madrid, when the holders will seek to overturn a 2-0 deficit from last week's last 16, first leg. Atletico have had the upper hand over their city...
  • Gareth Bale's form raising concern at Real Madrid January 8, 2015

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti remains loyal to off-form Gareth Bale despite criticism during the team's poor start to 2015 but needs the Welshman to return to his swashbuckling best. Bale has sometimes been accused of being too greedy by Spanish media and those accusations returned after last weekend's La Liga...
  • Tough away games for Barcelona, Real Madrid January 4, 2015

    Madrid: Both Real Madrid and Barcelona kick off the new year with difficult away games Sunday as the La Liga returns to action. Real Madrid travel to face fourth placed Valencia and there is a mood of optimism in Valencia's Mestalla Stadium which will be packed to the rafters with fans...
  • Carlo Ancelotti expecting to sign new contract at Real Madrid December 30, 2014

    Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he expects to renew his contract with the Spanish football club. In just under a year and a half at the helm, Ancelotti has led the Spanish giants to the Spanish Cup, the Champions League, as well as the Spanish and European Supercups...
  • Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014 December 27, 2014

    Madrid: Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition of Europe's elite club...
  • Khedira would be happy to extend Real Madrid contract December 24, 2014

    Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has indicated he would be happy to extend his contract with Real Madrid beyond June 2015 if an agreement can be reached. Khedira, whose season has been disrupted by injuries, is not a first-choice starter under coach Carlo Ancelotti, with Germany team mate Toni Kroos, Croatia international...
  • Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup December 21, 2014

    Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans. Real scored in each half to clock up a 22nd successive win in all...
  • EPL managerial job interests Zinedine Zidane December 17, 2014

    Paris: French football legend Zinedine Zidane has shown interest in managing the English Premier League side. The 42-year-old expressed his desire on Tuesday to take the next step in his coaching career and he'd be tempted by a top job in England, reports Xinhua. "The future lies in doing something else and...
  • Carlo Ancelotti in dreamland after Real Madrid set club win record November 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he felt like he was dreaming after watching his team secure a club record 16th consecutive victory with Saturday's 2-1 success at Malaga in La Liga. Ancelotti's side have won all their games across the Spanish top flight, the Champions League and the King's...
  • Real Madrid not distracted by record, says Carlo Ancelotti November 28, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid are focused on preparing for Saturday's La Liga game at Malaga and are not distracted by the chance of setting a club record for consecutive victories, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Real have won their last 15 matches in all competitions since a 2-1 La Liga defeat...
  • 15 wins in a row great achievement: Carlo Ancelotti November 27, 2014

    Geneva: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has called Real Madrid's 15th straight victory "a great achievement" and said he expected Basel to advance in the Champions League. Real defeated Basel 1-0 Wednesday night to qualify for the knockout stage in the Champions League. Basel will take on England's Liverpool in the...
  • Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, says Carlo Ancelotti November 26, 2014

    Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday's Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real, who have a maximum 12 points from four matches, need only to avoid a defeat of four goals...
  • Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirms contract negotiations November 24, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday that he is already negotiating a contract extension with the Spanish football club. Ancelotti expressed his contentment after leading the club to their 10th Champions League title last season and to the leadership of La Liga this current campaign, reports Xinhua. "I hope...
  • Carlo Ancelotti earmarks Khedira as replacement for injured Modric November 21, 2014

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a big blow to lose Luka Modric to a long-term injury, but he hopes to have Sami Khedira fit to take his place in midfield against Eibar on Saturday. Khedira has made few starts this season, having suffered with a succession of injuries...
  • Luka Modric injury gives Carlo Ancelotti midfield problem November 20, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti faces a dilemma following an injury to Croatia midfielder Luka Modric when the leaders return to La Liga action after the international break at promoted Eibar on Saturday. Modric is likely to be out until at least January and replacing him with Spain playmaker Isco,...
  • Fit-again Greth Bale to start at weekend, says Carlo Ancelotti November 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will return to the starting line-up this weekend against Rayo Vallecano after the Welshman successfully played the final 30 minutes against Liverpool on Tuesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Bale showed no signs of the muscle injury that had kept him out for a month, looking...
  • Rampant Real Madrid riding high after 'Clasico' triumph October 26, 2014

    Real Madrid's decision to sell midfielders Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria left many scratching their heads and consecutive La Liga defeats as well as a reverse to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup set alarm bells ringing at the Bernabeu. Toni Kroos, who joined from Bayern Munich while Alonso...
  • Carlo Ancelotti delighted after Clasico win October 26, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema gave them a well deserved 3-1 win over arch rivals FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Madrid had fallen behind to an early Neymar goal on Saturday night, but reacted well and...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in 'perfect shape' before Bilbao clash October 4, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with his team-mates on Saturday and coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was in "perfect shape" ahead of Sunday's La Liga game at home to Athletic Bilbao. The World Player of the Year took a knock to the ankle near the end of...
  • Real Madrid's defence needs to improve, says Carlo Ancelotti September 22, 2014

    Madrid: Performances have improved but it is too early to conclude Real Madrid have put their earlyseason stutter behind them, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. Real lost two La Liga matches in a row, at Real Sociedad and at home to Atletico Madrid, before bouncing back with a 51 win...