Carlo Ancelotti wishes Tito Vilanova well

Carlo Ancelotti wishes Tito Vilanova well


Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has used his press conference ahead of the friendly match versus Bournemouth to send his support to Tita Vilanova.

The 44-year-old has to step down as manager of Barcelona on Friday night after a recurrence of the throat cancer he was treated for in New York last season.

Messages of support have come in from all over the world, and Ancelotti was keen to show that Los Blancos have Vilanova at the centre of their thoughts.

He said: “I want to send a message of support and encouragement to my colleague Tito; the situation makes me feel sad. He will keep fighting and I want to say that he has the full support of the whole squad and the club. We hope it all goes well for him”.

On footballing matters, Ancelotti told journalists it was imperative the club keeps hold of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been subject of interest from both Manchester United and Manchester City this summer, as well as French champions PSG.

“Everyone knows that Ronaldo is a superstar and a great player. It’s important for the club that a player of his quality shows the utmost professionalism. It’s also important for the young players to look up to a player with this attitude,” the Italian manager stated.