It’s Official: Carlo Ancelotti Sacked

25 May

ancelotti_2921770bWell, another departure that we knew was coming, but it still bums me out. Stupid, stupid move IMHO. Thank you for everything Carletto, you will be missed (along with Flotsam and Jetsam). The new coach will be announced next week.

– Lozil

18 Responses to “It’s Official: Carlo Ancelotti Sacked”

  1. gillianrosh May 25, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    A shame. I’ve always liked Ancelotti, even when he managed teams I didn’t support. I was so happy to have him as RM manager. I’ll miss him. Good luck to him.

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 25, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      I’m very sad that he’s going. He’s such a gentleman and a good coach. I’ll miss him too. 😦

  2. americanmadridista May 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Shocking to me…even though I knew it was coming. I can’t think of a better coach…so it should be an interesting off season.

    • Mandy May 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

      That’s the real bummer of it. There really isn’t anyone out there who is better. I can think of one but I shall allow him to remain nameless, because of his close knit ties with one of our rivals.

      • headbandsandheartbreak May 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

        It’s going to be Rafa Benitez. All that needs to happen is the announcement. He already resigned from Napoli today.

  3. Tatiana May 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    I must say I’m not too sad to see him go. Yes, he is a gentleman and a good person, and maybe that is one of his big problems when coaching a team full of often egoistic stars. I like more Mourinho or maybe Benitez or Klopp kind of bad ass coaches.

    Too many mistakes too I think. Useless changes at minute 80, taking losses too calmly, not rotating much and even publicly admitting that he has indiscutible starters, not true meritocracy. What has happened with goalkeepers is good example of that : first sack Diego Lopez and buy the star keeper of the World Cup, but make him an eternal substitute, no matter how bad the form of Casillas. Carlo said he does not want to be the coach who sees Iker go, and well, he got what he wished for.

    • futbolfan May 25, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

      You know I actually agree with all the points you make, and yet I still think it was a wrong decision…stability is priceless IMO.

      • jellyace May 26, 2015 at 1:03 am #

        Yes, I appreciated the calmness and stability that Carletto brought to the team and the locker room. I shall miss him, and Flotsam & Jetsam. Still feels like a mistake to me.

        • Mandy May 28, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

          Yes, clearly it was a disagreeable decision. The house is getting cleaned out; rather quickly I might add. But maybe the loss of Clement and Hiero will allow for whomever comes in next to have an optimal backing-set for his coaching style.

  4. Natalie May 25, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    I think this is a huge mistake. He was good for the team and players clearly liked him as well. Even though they didn’t advance to champion leaves finals they still had good results these last 2 years. Perez and the board need to realize that the team needs stability when it comes to coaches. Stupid move if my opinion counts anywhere.
    If Perez didn’t make mistake and sold the baby muppet Morata he would not have had the 2 goals the lad scored against his former team. Mortal belongs in Real but Perez wants new toys and spends a fortune on them.

  5. kfunk22 May 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

    florentino perez is really giving sepp blatter a run for his money as the most hated man in football, isn’t he?

    • Mandy May 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      ha ha, Sepp took that title back super quick.

  6. Katie Ann May 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    I really liked Ancelotti- not only because he was a class act, but because he was a good coach. The team *needed* someone calm and professional, and I think he did the best he could wrestling with the politics. Plus, c’mon, the man brought us La Decima and the Club World Cup. Yes, the season didn’t end on a high note, but I don’t think he should’ve gotten sacked. It bugs me that Perez made up his mind to do this ages ago, and, despite all the indicators that it would be an unpopular decision, went and did it anyhow. I mean, sure, that’s his prerogative; I just don’t think it was particularly smart.

  7. futbolfan May 25, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    Lmao when does the time come when we can sack Perez? I’m finding it harder and harder to defend the way this club is run.
    Despite the fans backing, the coach’s loyalty, and the FREAKING PLAYERS asking for Ancelotti to stay, somehow the guys in charge find it logical to sack him and mess with the grain of the team again. I won’t deny I’ve doubted Ancelotti along the way, maybe his ways aren’t my favorite, but I’ll be damned if there’s anything more valuable than stability, especially for a team like Madrid.
    Honestly though we’re getting worse than “plastic” teams like City…we can’t keep and raise any of our star academy players, we dump other players for no reason, let go of integral ones and buy expensive new ones just ’cause we can, and our coach situation has always been pretty pathetic.
    I mean we had a LA DECIMA winning team and somehow Perez comes to the conclusion that we need to change half of it.
    We have all the potential in the world to be the absolute best club/team in every regard, and most years we just find a way to shoot ourselves in the foot.

    • headbandsandheartbreak May 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

      You do realize that it’s not all Perez, right ? There’s a board and everyone has a voting decision. I’m not defending him but he is not the person who makes the sole decision on these things but he does get all the blame, whether it’s sacking coaches or buying players. These decisions aren’t made by one person or in a vacuum. As for the fan backing, maybe in some corners but there is a very loud faction that hates Ancelotti and the Spanish press enjoys ganging up on him too. I find it depressing and short sighted. But this is nothing new from Madrid. 59 changes of coach since 1910. We;ve had so many great coaches. We fired Del Bosque (twice), we shitcanned Di Stefano, our greatest hero, as a coach twice – why is anyone expecting loyalty? It’s depressing. We’re always told that Madrid is held to a higher standard and that’s why this crap happens, but it just means we are continually shooting ourselves in the foot with our lack of patience and the ridiculous entitlement from some of the fanbase. They’re like jackals. They put enormous pressure on the coaches and players and they’re vicious when things don’t go their way. Witness the recent abuse of Bale (who was much loved until, oh, January). Shit gets spun way out of proportion at this club. Wrangling that fanbase (the socios, the media, etc.) and their expectations must be like dealing with a gigantic spoiled child that is also rabid. Sometimes it makes absolutely no sense. They want something different NOW! And it doesn’t matter whether its good in the long run – or even the short term. They just want change immediately and they get pissed when things are de-stabilized and the winning isn’t immediate. It’s so foolish. If anything, Perez and TPTB need to learn to say “no” and put their foot down. Keep the choice, show some faith in him, keep some of our kids, etc. I mean, who crashed our Champions League dream? One of our own. Morata. Breaks my heart. Anyhow, long story short, I think that RM is often led down a merry path by egos not just in the board room but in the stands and in the media and it’s a damn shame.

      • futbolfan May 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

        Oh I absolutely agree with you. The viscous “fans” and the media contribute to this cycle that the club finds itself in, no doubt. I guess I was under the impression though that Ancelotti had more support than he did. I know they’re completely unreliable, but Marca reported 73% of the socios were in favor of Ancelotti. I take that with a grain of salt, but still.
        I still maintain a lot of the destabilizing of the of club in the past decade has to do with Perez(he was after all pretty responsible for the doomed Galactico era and the ridiculous sacking of Del Bosque). Of course he’s not the sole decision maker, the entire board that runs Madrid is at fault IMO, but he does have an erroneous amount of power at the head for a club that’s supposed to be run by its fans. With the regulations put in place(a lot by himself) there aren’t many people who could even qualify to challenge his presidency.
        Plus I don’t think it was anyone but the board’s decision to sell players like Morata, possibly Di Maria, Makelele, push out Hierro, and then bring in expensive replacements that we don’t need. That’s been our main philosophy for a while now and I do think the heads at Madrid perpetuate that more than anyone else.
        The fickle fans and media are much too often vitriol fueled as you said, and its just shameful knowing that year after year we are our own worst enemies.

  8. jellyace May 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

    Hello? Isn’t Sami Khedira a current World Cup champion? And RM will just let him walk away?

    • futbolfan May 28, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

      Yup….the same way it let Ozil, Di Maria, etc walk away. We have such a horrible pattern with this, even more so considering how many walk away with bitter tastes left in their mouths. Rarely is there a poignant and satisfying end to a players time at the club :/

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