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 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 two days before Real Madrid announced the decision to part ways with the Italian tactician.
Ancelotti led Real Madrid to titles in the UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup), UEFA Supercup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2014, but club president Florentino Perez decided not to grant Ronaldo’s wish after a trophy-less finish to the 2014-15 season.
Marcelo, Kroos and Ramos continued the tributes to Ancelotti after Real Madrid officially fired him.
Marcelo Vieira (@MarceloM12) May 25, 2015
¡Gracias Mister! It was a pleasure to work with you! I wish you all the best for the future. http://t.co/62UnW4IYSR—
Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) May 25, 2015
Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) May 26, 2015
Gracias por todo mister, en poco tiempo aprendí mucho de ti. http://t.co/2zVvymqsLo—
James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) May 25, 2015
Ancelotti reinforced his reputation as one of the sport’s true gentlemen by thanking Real Madrid.
I'd like to keep in mind this two fantastic years at Real Madrid. Thanks to the club, the supporters and my players. #HalaMadridYNadaMas—
Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) May 25, 2015
A high demand exists for Ancelotti’s services, but he will take a break from coaching this summer in order to undergo back surgery.
Regardless of where Ancelotti next emerges, Real Madrid likely will remember his tenure fondly.
GOAL | Ancelotti leaves Madrid tied for first in win percentage with 75%. http://t.co/yBj7y2MdPB—
(@SocialRMadrid) May 26, 2015
Carlo Ancelotti won more trophies (4) in two seasons at Real Madrid than José Mourinho won (3) in his three seasons at the club.—
Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) May 26, 2015
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