Emilio Butragueno refuses to back Carlo Ancelotti

Emilio Butragueno refuses to back Carlo Ancelotti


Speculation surrounding the future of Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid will increase after one of the club’s directors, Emilio Butragueno, failed to back him following the elimination from the Champions League.

A 1-1 draw at home to Juventus saw Los Blancos crash out at the semi-final stage after they failed to overturn the 2-1 deficit they faced following the first leg.

At his press conference after the game, Ancelotti said he would like to stay at the club beyond this year, but admitted the decision was out of his hands.

When press on the manager’s future, Butragueno refused to be drawn on the issue, saying the team has to focus on its remaining two games in the league.

Today we have to be together. We all win and we all lose. The feeling of sadness is a general one. We congratulate Juventus for the way they played the tie. We have two league games left and now we have to concentrate on that,” he commented.

When asked again later in the interview with Canal+ what the future holds for Ancelotti, Butragueno said: “Tonight we have lost and that is the important thing at the moment,” he said. “We are all sad and everything else is secondary. We felt we had the opportunity to get to the final. The atmosphere was sensational but it didn’t work out as we had wanted.

“We deserved more. After all that effort, scoring only once leaves you cold. We haven’t had luck lately but, when you give everything, there can be no reproach. The players gave everything and I would also like to thank the fans for their support.”


  1. real Madrid should give ancelotti one more chance and also to sign new players like Sergio aguero, Marco veratti,Paul pogba,and bring back alvaro morata and also to sign one center back cos pepe is ageing apart from left back they want to sign from fc Porto.and also bringing casemiro back.