Carlo Ancelotti, one of the most disrespected men in football

He’s one of the most disrespected men in football. Despite having a glittering playing career with AC Milan, as well as going back to the San Siro and managing Milan to two Champions League titles, Carlo Ancelotti is very disrespected.

The former Juventus boss has been in the top jobs in Europe, but my issue is, Don Carlo has never caught the hearts of fans like Jose Mourinho has. Jose is of course, a lot more showman-like in front of the cameras than Ancelotti, who is much calmer.

Regardless of all of that, Carlo Ancelotti deserves … ** err herm ** respect for winning four Champions League titles. The 63-year-old Ancelotti won Europe’s top club trophy twice with Milan and twice with Real Madrid.

It’s hard to believe almost, but Real had a long Champions League trophy draught at the start of this century. They were on just the nine Champions League trophies in their history, but Carlo helped them get their 10th, La Decima.

Bob Paisley and Zinedine Zidane were the only two other managers in history to have won the Champions League three times, but after last season’s triumph, Ancelotti is all out on his own with four.

The UEFA Champions League trophy cabinet Carlo has is impressive, but let’s not discount the league titles. Former Juve and Parma manager Ancelotti has won domestic titles in England with Chelsea, in Italy with Juventus and AC Milan as well as in Spain with Real Madrid.

If that isn’t impressive enough, the 63-year-old Ancelotti has won titles in France with PSG too as well as Bayern Munich. To put it simply, Carlo is the only manager to have won the domestic titles in each country of the top five leagues.

Has it all been plain sailing for Don Carlo? Of course not! His spell at Everton didn’t go quite the way he wanted it, but even now The Toffees are of course a great club but are a club in disarray.

There was also the ill-fated spell back in his homeland with Italian giants Napoli. From my understanding, the reason why things didn’t work out in Naples was more of a rift between the President and the manager, rather than the performances.

Aurelio De Laurentiis is well known to be a bit of a maverick character shall we say. So one can relate to why Ancelotti must have found it hard at Napoli. For all his success at Real Madrid (both spells), it’s been reported that allegedly Real President Florentino Perez is ready to disperse of the services of Real’s coach.

It’s ludicrous if indeed the reports are true. With Real eight points behind Barcelona, it appears that defending their La Liga title might be tough, but don’t bet against them defending their Champions League title.

Liverpool awaits Los Blancos in the round of 16, but The Reds are a shadow of the side they were last year. If Perez is willing to sack Ancelotti, after all, he has done for Real, and all he’s achieved, then my point will only be proved even more.

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