Rodriguez and Kroos lead tributes to Ancelotti

Rodriguez and Kroos lead tributes to Ancelotti


Real Madrid stars James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos have lead the tributes to Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was dismissed from his post on Monday.

The Italian was in charge for two years at the Santiago Bernabeu and won four trophies in that time, but paid the price for failing to win La Liga or the Champions League this season. Club president Florentino Perez admitted the decision to sack the 55-year-old had not been an easy one, but the directors want to keep taking the club forward.

As news of Ancelotti’s departure broke, many of the squad took to social media to thank him and wish him well for the future – lead by last season’s high profile signings Kroos and Rodriguez.

The German World Cup winner posted on Twitter: “¡Gracias Mister! It was a pleasure to work  with you! I wish you all the best for the future.”

Rodriguez, who joined the club following his outstanding displays for Colombia last summer in Brazil, used the same social media platform to post a message. It read: “Thank you for everything boss, I soon learned a lot from you.”

Brazilian left-back Marcelo also got involved in the tributes, saying in his Twitter account: “Thank you for everything boss. You are a great coach. Farewell!”


  1. it’s unfair Madrid sacked Ancelotti as a club boss,he is a perfect and great coach in the world, and madrid never bring such as experience coach like Ancelotti in current situation like that.
    He is the winning coach and luckiest one.

  2. Thank you mr.Anceloti.
    You make me proud to be MADRIDISTA!!!

  3. I thank SportsMole for their clear and truthful analysis of Madrid situation . Anceloti is a respectable and respectful coach, but it’s a fact to recognize that he failed to win on the pitch . He didn’t utilize appropriately the players he has. And people have to seat and watch all the games Real played this year. There was only one player that was + or – consistent : C R. .James has made some progress . That’s it. All the rest played their own way. I agree that firing coaches every two years doesn’t guarantee the team to win trophies, but when you take a deep look at the Real team this year, we can eeasily notice that there has been a big waste.

  4. Why sacking a very important and professional coach like carlos Ancelote . I love you Ancelote for
    your good work