Ancelotti is a well recognized and established football manager. I hate him if you did not know already. He might have won a lot as a player and as a manager but the main thing that stands out is that is boring. Not remarkable and when you are not remarkable, you are dispensable. In all honesty, I ll give him 1 or max 2 years at Real Madrid. After that I think Perez will run out of patience and obviously will sack him as he has sacked countless others before him.
Here are my top 3 reasons why I think that even before Perez gets to that stage, Ancelotti would sink Real Madrid:
- He sold Ozil. Not that the sale of Ozil would sink Real Madrid alone but that kind of shows Ancelotti’s temper and his carelessness. Ozil was one of the best players of Real Madrid and though he missed some sitters in many bit matches which cost Real Madrid 1 or 2 titles but I can still name you 5 other player who should have been sold before he was. The way he just told Ozil to work hard and show more obedience or else get thrown out was nothing short of just disrespectful. He allowed Kaka to leave for free? I mean, last season, we are questioning Mourinho as to why he was not starting Kaka in every game. At least he gave Kaka a chance and had no plans to sell him, instead, he used Kaka as a super sub which worked pretty well. Despite people recognizing Ancelotti as the man who would be able to handle Kaka much better, he disappointed us all by letting him leave and that too for free I might add again.
- He rudely says that everybody has to track back and work hard in defense. Reports are that Ozil could not adjust to this demand and hence got shipped. I mean, okay, in the modern game everyone has to defend but that should be done in an appropriate way. How effective do you think Ronaldo or Messi would be if they tracked back every time Real Madrid lost the ball. Barelona has showed the world the perfect system which allows everybody to help in defense yet is not exhausting and that is, you defend higher up the pitch and start pressing from the frontline. Ancelotti likes to play deep and that means attackers have to run back a certain distance before they can turn around and start defending, what people call 11 men behind the ball.
- The way he handled the Bale transfer is also nothing short of laughable. 100 million for one player who has not won anything yet and he does not say a word? That to me shows someone who is not concerned about Real Madrid but more concerned about keeping his job and playing a yes man to Perez. Bale should have been a direct replacement for Di Maria and that too in a worst case scenario. Bale is no Ronaldo. For those who think he would just pick up the ball in the middle of the pitch and will start to destroy opponents, think again. He is not of that league yet and 100 million is way too much for him. Perez must have a pretty good marketing plan if he wants to recoup the money that would be made from Bale’s media rights.
What do you guys think? Would Real Madrid been better off with Mourinho. What about Heyneckes? Was Ancelotti our best choice? HALA MADRID!!!!