Carlo Ancelotti

  • 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...
  • Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Casillas whistled September 17, 2014

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club's fans to "be positive" after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday's 51 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel. Casillas, who celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday, was blamed by some supporters for not doing...
  • Real Madrid coach Ancelotti banking on experience for Basel tie in Champions League September 16, 2014

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is counting on his wealth of experience to help fix the holders' midfield woes as they prepare to host FC Basel in Tuesday's Champions League Group B opener at the Bernabeu. Real's poor start to their La Liga campaign continued on Saturday when they were beaten...
  • Carlo Ancelotti failing to find Real Madrid's missing balance September 15, 2014

    Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti insisted that his starladen side needs to find a balance between attack and defence as they were again humbled by local rivals Atletico Madrid 21 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Atletico have yet to be beaten by Real in three meetings already this campaign after...
  • Real Madrid's Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and picked...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti September 13, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and...
  • Angel Di Maria on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, says Carlo Ancelotti August 24, 2014

    Angel Di Maria is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted on Sunday. "Di Maria has not trained with us today and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club," Ancelotti said. "We are thankful for what he has done at this...
  • Atletico coach still believes league title defence impossible August 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone saw his side beat Real Madrid 10 on Friday night to clinch the Spanish Supercup 21 on aggregate but reiterated a day later that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid over a full season. Mario...
  • Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti rules out further signings August 17, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotii on Sunday ruled out any further signings before the end of the month. Real Madrid lost a preseason friendly game 12 to Italian side Fiorentina late Saturday night, reports Xinhua. Real Madrid cruised past Sevilla in the European Supercup Tuesday to lift the first title of...
  • Sami Khedira not leaving, says Carlo Ancelotti August 12, 2014

    London: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu for German midfielder Sami Khedira. The German international was a subject of transfer rumours linking him to three English clubs Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. Ancelotti, however, has denied outright any move away for Khedira. "He's...
  • Carlo Ancelotti unfazed after Real Madrid suffer second setback July 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti tried to put up a brave face after a 01 defeat to Italian side AS Roma that saw his side eliminated from the Guinness International Champions Cup in the US. A Francesco Totti goal gave Roma a narrow win against the Champions League winners Tuesday...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo may feature in United friendly, says Ancelotti July 30, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is recovering well from his knee injury and may return to action in Saturday's friendly against his former club Manchester United in Michigan, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Portugal captain and World Player of the Year has been hampered by a left knee problem...
  • Di Maria expected back at Real for training, says Carlo Ancelotti July 27, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Angel Di Maria to begin preseason training on August 5 and has no information about the Argentina winger leaving for Paris St Germain. "There is nothing new in the market," Ancelotti said when asked about reports Di Maria was set to join the...
  • Carlo Ancelotti aims to end Real Madrid goalkeeper debate July 26, 2014

    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 warmup 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 11 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 relegationbattling 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 secondplaced 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 mildmannered 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 40 and...
  • I won't change philosophy, says beaten Guardiola April 30, 2014

    Munich: Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola still believes in possessionbased 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...