In 2012-13, Ancelotti led PSG to its first Ligue 1 (French first division) title in 19 years and took the club to the Champions League quarterfinals. His reward came in the form of one of the most prestigious jobs in world soccer: Real Madrid.
Ancelotti, the most successful Italian manager of his time, replaces Mourinho at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid wants the new manager to behave like a gentleman (unlike Mourinho) and the players to follow suit. Ancelotti promised fans that Real Madrid will play “spectacular” soccer, which should win their favor. Those fans might like what they see, but they would probably prefer to beat Barcelona and win major trophies, specifically a 10th European Cup.
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