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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

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

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 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

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

Ancelotti: 'I continue at Real Madrid, or I take yearlong break'

MADRID -- Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will take a year off from coaching if he is let go by the Spanish club. Ancelotti said after the last game of the season Saturday that ''I continue here at Real Madrid, or I take a yearlong break.'' A year after winning the Champions League, Madrid concluded a disappointing season without a major trophy with a 7-3 rout of Getafe...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlo Ancelotti: Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez As ‘Fantastic Solution’ For Real Madrid

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has endured a bad season for Real Madrid, but he played his role perfectly in the eyes of head coach Carlo Ancelotti when it mattered most. Carlo Ancelotti hailed Hernandez for his decisive role in Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League. Hernandez scored a late, game-winning goal...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Managers who could Replace Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s manager seat is one of the most coveted in the football world. Even though it’s never been a position that a person can retain for long periods, in the modern era we’ve seen more than a ... Read More
Via FutnSoccer
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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