Benzema facing uncertain future at Real Madrid under Benitez

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez is reportedly planning to play Cristiano Ronaldo as a lone striker in a move which could sideline Karim Benzema. Benzema started 29 of Real's 38 games in La Liga last season as part of the 4-3-3 formation favored by Carlo Ancelotti, but Benitez is planning to switch to a 4-2-3-1 with Ronaldo as the focal point, according to AS. That would see Benzema...
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Sergio Ramos will explain details of his fallout with Real Madrid at the right time

Despite initial concerns from fans, it has become quite apparent that Sergio Ramos is not using Manchester United as leverage to receive an improved deal for Real Madrid. Ramos has told the club officials that he wants them to negotiate a transfer with United – and United only. The 29-year-old is also insisting that his future be resolved before July 12, the date Real Madrid...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Real Madrid re-sign Vazquez from Espanyol on five-year deal

Real Madrid have exercised an option to buy back Spanish winger Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol. Lucas, 23, left Real 12 months ago to join Espanyol on a season-long deal but has returned to put pen to a paper on a five-year deal with Los Blancos. Espanyol were prepared to make Lucas' stay permanent but Real have paid the one million euro fee to bring Lucas back to the Santiago Bernabeu...
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Manchester United and Chelsea suffer blow in chase for £66.5m striker: I'm staying

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he will not leave the club in the summer. Reports claimed that the Portugal international was not happy with the club's decision to sack coach Carlo Ancelotti and asked for a transfer with Manchester United and Chelsea both showing interest. But he rubbished the rumours, confirming that […]
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sergio Ramos Stays Put, As Real Madrid Rejects Man United’s $50M Transfer Bid

Real Madrid has hit the brakes on Sergio Ramos’ potential transfer to Manchester United. Real Madrid rejected Manchester United’s £32 million ($50 million) transfer bid for Ramos, the Independent reported Thursday. Manchester United hoped the mammoth bid would persuade Real Madrid to part ways with the unsettled Ramos, but the Spanish club turned...
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Zidane says he would have accepted Real Madrid boss role

Zinedine Zidane says he would have accepted the chance to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid coach had he been offered the job. Zidane, who was one of Ancelotti's assistants as well as coaching Real Madrid's reserve side Castilla last season, was among the candidates touted for the top job when reports emerged towards the end of last season that the Spanish giants would be making...
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David de Gea to Real Madrid C.F. is a sure deal

Over the last few months, Manchester United’s number one goal keeper David de Gea has been linked heavily with Real Madrid C.F. Whether he will go to Real Madrid and replace the once in form Iker Casillas and the Costa Rican Keylor Navas and become the number one goal keeper for Real Madrid is the likely outcome of these rumors. Real Madrid are confident that David de Gea will...
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Real Madrid Hires Rafa Benitez As Head Coach, Replaces Carlo Ancelotti

MADRID — Real Madrid hired Rafa Benitez as coach Wednesday, giving him a three-year contract as the replacement for the fired Carlo Ancelotti. Benitez, who began his coaching career in Madrid’s youth academy, had returned to the Spanish league where he led Valencia to titles in 2002 and 2004 before joining Liverpool, where he won the 2005 UEFA Champions...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid hires Rafa Benitez as coach to replace Ancelotti

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid has hired Rafa Benitez as its new coach to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti. The Spanish team says the 55-year-old Benitez has agreed to a three-year contract. Benitez, who began his coaching career in Madrid's youth academy, will return to the Spanish league where he led Valencia to two titles in 2002 and 2004 before joining Liverpool, where he won the...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlo Ancelotti turns down return to AC Milan, says he needs rest

Carlo Ancelotti has turned down the chance to return to AC Milan, telling the club he needs rest after two years at Real Madrid. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed last week the Rossoneri had reached out to the 55-year-old about a possible return to the San Siro after his Madrid spell came to an end. But Ancelotti revealed on Twitter on Tuesday evening that he had declined...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Benitez is destined for failure with Real Madrid

Just this past week, Carlo Ancelotti was relieved of his job as Real Madrid manager despite winning four trophies in two years including the La Decima. We all knew it was likely to happen given the expectations of President Fiorentino Perez and the board that the club needs to win major silverware every season. However, what has come as a surprise to many is the name that has come...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid vice-president accidentally lets slip Benitez news

Real Madrid vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas has accidentally let slip at the meeting of a fans' group that Rafa Benitez will be the new club coach. Benitez will leave Napoli at the end of the season and has been hotly tipped to take over from Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu. Real have yet to name Ancelotti's successor but an offhand comment during a club event on Saturday...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

From Carlo Ancelotti to Rafa Benítez: The Good Cop/Bad Cop at Real Madrid

Florentino Pérez confirmed on Monday that Carlo Ancelotti was no longer Real Madrid’s manager. Rafa Benítez, the likely replacement, just announced on Thursday he would leave SSC Napoli. The stars are aligning and we could see the former Liverpool coach being presented at the Bernabéu next ... Read More
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ancelotti weighing up AC Millan offer, according to Galliani

Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether or not to manage AC Milan next season on Wednesday, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani. Galliani held a second meeting with Ancelotti in Spain on Thursday hoping to convince the veteran Italian tactician to return to the San Siro. Ancelotti parted company with Real Madrid on Monday after a trophyless season and declared that he would...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid is Making a Huge Mistake- Who they Need to Hire Instead

It is official, the Real boss Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked by the club after failing to win any trophies this season. Real Madrid came up two points short of the La Liga title after dominating the league up until ... Read More
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Liverpool want Carlo Ancelotti to replace Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool want Carlo Ancelotti to replace Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on According to Spanish publication Marca, Liverpool have spoken to Carlo Ancelotti. Following a catastrophic campaign in the league as well as Europe, Brendan Rodgers’ future is clouded with uncertainty. Having missed out on the Champions League and domestic cups, it is believed that FSG...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid Stars Salute Carlo Ancelotti After Real Madrid Firing (Photos)

Carlo Ancelotti leaves Real Madrid with the enduring respect of some of the soccer world’s brightest stars. Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez, Toni Kroos and other Real Madrid players paid tribute to Carlo Ancelotti on social media after he was fired from his job as head coach Monday. Ramos and his teammates joined Cristiano Ronaldo, who publicly hailed Ancelotti...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Rafa Benitez Close To Replacing Carlo Ancelotti As Real Madrid Coach

Rafael “Rafa” Benitez could be less than seven days away from finally landing his sweetheart. Benitez leads the list of candidates to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Real Madrid’s head coach and is in advanced discussions over the job with the Spanish giant, Sky Sports and the BBC reported Tuesday. Benitez currently coaches Napoli, but his contract expires...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Milan chasing Carlo Ancelotti for next season

Milan chief Adriano Galliani will meet former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti hoping to bring the Italian back to Milan. The two will meet tonight for dinner and will discuss Milan's project for next season, reports. More meetings are scheduled for the remainder of the week although it is unlikely that the 55-year-old will […]
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid sack manager Carlo Ancelotti after trophy-less season

Carlo Ancelotti has been relieved of his duties as Real Madrid manager after two years in charge. The move to dismiss the Italian comes as no surprise after a disappointing 2014/2015 season in which they got knocked out at the semi-finals stage of the Champions League at the hands of Juventus and lost out on the La Liga trophy for the third year in a row. As a result, the club have...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid fires coach Ancelotti after disappointing season

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the Spanish club again showed it won't tolerate a season without a major trophy. Ancelotti was let go despite being popular among both players and fans and having led Madrid to its 10th European Cup title just a year ago. This season the team finished second in the Spanish league - two points behind archrival Barcelona...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid fires coach Carlo Ancelotti

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday, one season after he led the club to its 10th European Cup title. Club president Florentino Perez said Ancelotti's successor would be announced next week. Madrid failed to win a major trophy this season, finishing second in the Spanish league - two points behind archrival Barcelona - and losing in the Champions League...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid confirms former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti’s exit

Real Madrid confirms former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti’s exit - originally posted on Real Madrid have confirmed their manager Carlo Ancelotti has left the club after a trophy less campaign this season. The Italian manager joined the Spanish capital club in the summer of 2013 from Paris Saint-Germain, replacing Jose Mourinho as the latter rejoined Chelsea the...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid set news conference to announce Ancelotti exit

Real Madrid has called a news conference for Monday, during which president Florentino Perez is expected to announce the departure of coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian led Los Blancos to victory in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey last season, before overseeing a club-record 22-game winning streak during the first half of the current campaign that culminated in Club...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ancelotti to have back operation, take time off if he parts ways with Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti is to have a back operation and will take a year-long sabbatical if Real Madrid decide to part company with him. Real could announce later on Monday whether Ancelotti, who has one year left on his contract, will remain in charge following a trophyless campaign. There has been speculation that AC Milan want Ancelotti back to lead their team in the 2015-16 campaign...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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