Carlo Ancelotti

  • Carlo Ancelotti aims to end Real Madrid goalkeeper debate 8 hours 14 minutes ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said that he was looking to avoid the debate over who should be first team goalkeeper which affected the club last season. Real Madrid count on two fine goalkeepers in their squad: Spain international Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez, reports Xinhua. Last season Ancelotti avoided the...
  • Hierro replaces Zidane as Ancelotti aid at Real Madrid July 11, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid says former captain Fernando Hierro will replace Zinedine Zidane as assistant to coach Carlo Ancelotti. Hierro returns to Madrid 11 years after surprisingly exiting alongside former coach Vicente del Bosque. The former defender made 601 appearances for Madrid, scoring 127 goals and winning the Champions League three times....
  • Real Madrid could sign Suarez after World Cup: Ancelotti June 22, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti says the signing of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez and two other players will be discussed after the 2014 World Cup. "There will be no signings until after the World Cup. We are in no rush and we do not need to do a lot...
  • Ancelotti trumps Simeone to secure Real's 10th title May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid overcame Atletico in the Champions League final because coach Carlo Ancelotti was able to adjust his tactics and go on the attack in time to rescue the game while his opposite number Diego Simeone had no cards left to play Ancelotti fielded a cautious starting lineup at Lisbon's Stadium...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had a...
  • Carlo Ancelotti restoring Real Madrid's prestige May 22, 2014

    Carlo Ancelotti promised a heady mix of spectacular football and trophies when he took over at Real Madrid, the holy grail for coaches handed the reins of the world's richest club by income. Although he has not consistently managed the former in his debut season at the Bernabeu, the Italian is...
  • Ronaldo, Benzema fine for Champions League final: Carlo Ancelotti May 18, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have not suffered serious injuries and should be fit for next Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Alarm bells rang after Ronaldo, Real's top scorer, apparently hurt himself in the warm-up before Saturday's La Liga game at...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit to face Espanyol, says Carlo Ancelotti May 16, 2014

    Real Madrid's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from a series of niggling injuries and is fit to play in Saturday's La Liga game at home to Espanyol, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. The Portugal captain limped out of the 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid on May 7 with an...
  • Failure at Valladolid would end Real Madrid's title hopes: Ancelotti May 6, 2014

    Real Madrid must win Wednesday's La Liga game at relegation-battling Valladolid or their hope of snatching the title from Atletico Madrid or Barcelona will be over, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real missed a chance to wrest the initiative from leaders Atletico and second-placed Barca when they were held to...
  • Khedira returns to Madrid squad after leg injury May 3, 2014

    Madrid: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has been included in Real Madrid's squad for the first time since having knee surgery last November. Khedira hasn't played since tearing a ligament in his right knee while playing for his country in a friendly against Italy. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Khedira "will be on...
  • Casillas back in Real Madrid's goal for Spanish league May 3, 2014

    Madrid: Iker Casillas will play for Real Madrid in the Spanish league for the first time in more than a year to maintain his form for the upcoming Champions League final. Coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will split the remaining four league games between regular starter Diego Lopez and Casillas, so...
  • Carlo Ancelotti close to delivering Real Madrid's elusive 'decima' April 30, 2014

    In mild-mannered Italian Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez may finally have found the man capable of sculpting his expensively assembled squad into a unit capable of delivering an elusive 10th European crown. Ancelotti's side produced a devastating performance at Bayern Munich on Tuesday to humble the holders 4-0 and...
  • I won't change philosophy, says beaten Guardiola April 30, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola still believes in possession-based football and cannot alter his feelings about the way the game should be played, he said after the Champions League holders were hammered by Real Madrid on Tuesday. The former Barcelona boss was forced to defend his philosophy, already under fire...
  • Ancelotti happy as Real Madrid thrive without much from Ronaldo, Bale April 24, 2014

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his team for beating holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg without their two biggest names taking a leading role. Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer in this season's competition, struggled after returning from injury and record signing Gareth Bale only played the final...
  • Real's Bale a doubt for Bayern game with illness: reports April 23, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale could miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at home to Bayern Munich due to illness, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Bale, who has been suffering from flu, trained with the rest of the squad earlier on Tuesday but had not been able to join...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to miss King's Cup final against Barcelona April 15, 2014

    Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was hopeful Ronaldo would recover in time, but said the player has been ruled out after not training on Tuesday. Madrid...
  • Injured Cristiano Ronaldo in doubt for Borussia Dortmund tie April 8, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo may be kept out of the starting lineup for the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League quarterfinal against Borussia Dortmund, Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday. The Portuguese international sat out the weekend La Liga match with Real Sociedad after leaving last week's first leg against Dortmund...
  • Real Madrid to rest Ronaldo for Sociedad game, says Ancelotti April 4, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid will rest La Liga top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday's match at Real Sociedad to give him time to recuperate and shake off a knee problem, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has scored 28 goals in Spain's domestic league this season and is also the...
  • Ronaldo knee problem a concern for Portugal May 20, 2014

    However much Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted there was no cause for concern, the sight of Cristiano Ronaldo limping off near the end of Wednesday's Champions League match will have set alarm bells ringing in his native Portugal. The national team captain, the leading marksman in both La Liga and...
  • Real Madrid's path to 10th European crown blocked by Dortmund again April 2, 2014

    As Real Madrid struggle to maintain their La Liga title bid, a greater emphasis has been placed on winning a 10th European crown and on Wednesday they face a Borussia Dortmund side who famously blocked their path last season. As each year passes, the desire for Real to claim a 10th...
  • Knee injury sidelines Arbeloa for 6-8 weeks March 15, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa will be sidelined for nearly two months by a knee injury, putting the Spain international's participation at the World Cup in jeopardy. Arbeloa said his right knee is worse than he thought "but if everything goes well, I'll be out from six-to-eight weeks." The 31-year-old right...
  • Ancelotti shaping up to deliver Real's coveted 'decima' February 27, 2014

    Madrid: When Real Madrid president Florentino Perez showed Vicente del Bosque the door in 2003 he could scarcely have imagined he would still be chasing a 10th European crown more than a decade later. During two stints at the helm of the world's richest club, construction magnate Perez has been through...
  • Zidane's son to try out for France Under-19s February 25, 2014

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo has won the chance to be selected for the French Under-19 squad, a potential first step along the path of his father, who rose to international fame winning the World Cup with his country in 1998. The Real Madrid youth midfielder, who will be 19 on...
  • Gareth Bale will return for Real Madrid at the weekend February 6, 2014

    Madrid: Gareth Bale was left out of Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid to keep him fresh for Real Madrid's La Liga match at home to Villarreal on Saturday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. The Wales winger was expected to feature in the game at the Bernabeu, which Real...
  • Real Madrid take on bottom club Betis, Barca face Levante January 17, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid play away to struggling Real Betis on Saturday afternoon knowing they have the chance to go level on points, for a short while at least, with La Liga leaders FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti's side were able last week to take advantage of the draw between...
  • Di Maria cleared by Real over crotch-grabbing incident January 9, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid have exonerated Argentina winger Angel Di Maria over an incident in Monday's La Liga game at home to Celta Vigo when he was caught on camera grabbing his crotch while being substituted. Di Maria denied the action was directed at the fans who whistled him off or coach...
  • Di Maria crotch-grab must not distract, says Ancelotti January 8, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti wants Angel Di Maria's controversial crotch-grabbing incident forgotten as quickly as possible so the Argentina winger can focus on playing, the Italian said on Wednesday. Real have launched an internal inquiry after Di Maria was caught on television briefly grabbing his genitals while being substituted...
  • Real Madrid not planning to buy or sell in January January 3, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid are not planning to add to their squad or sell any players in the January transfer window, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Thursday. "There is nothing new on that issue," Ancelotti told a news conference after Real beat Paris St Germain 1-0 in an exhibition match in Doha. "No...
  • Real Madrid's coach Ancelotti plays down Falcao link December 14, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played down reports linking the club with Monaco's Radamel Falcao, saying he did not think the striker was right for his side. The 27-year-old is sidelined with a thigh injury, but speculation has mounted in recent weeks that he may be on his way...
  • Alonso contract decision due soon, says Ancelotti December 6, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid's Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso will decide "very soon" whether to extend his contract beyond the end of this season, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Alonso, who turned 32 last month, missed the start of the current campaign due to injury and Real struggled without his controlling influence...