• Ze Roberto: Bayern Munich made a mistake appointing Carlo Ancelotti

    Ze Roberto: Bayern Munich made a mistake appointing Carlo Ancelotti

    Ex-Bayern Munich winger Ze Roberto says his former club made a mistake by appointing Carlo Ancelotti as their coach.

    Ancelotti took over in the summer after Pep Guardiola ended three successful seasons at the Bavarian club by moving to Manchester City.

    Bayern dominated the Bundesliga in Guardiola’s three years in charge, winning the title each time at a canter, but they have struggled to make a similarly strong impression under Ancelotti and are three points behind league leaders Leipzig with a third […]

  • Zidane equals Ancelotti’s unbeaten mark at 31 games with Real Madrid

    Zidane equals Ancelotti’s unbeaten mark at 31 games with Real Madrid

    Real Madrid’s 2-1 La Liga over Sporting Gijon at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon took manager Zinedine Zidane and his team to 31 games unbeaten — equalling a mark set by his former mentor Carlo Ancelotti.

    Cristiano Ronaldo put Madrid on the way to victory with an early penalty and diving header, but Carlos Carmona pulled one back for relegation-threatened Sporting before half-time.

    In pouring rain at the Bernabeu, the pace dipped in the second half, and Sporting might have […]

  • Better off with Pep? Bayern on worst run for 12 years

    Better off with Pep? Bayern on worst run for 12 years

    The Bavarians fell to their second successive defeat in Russia, the first time they have recorded such a negative run in the first half of a season for over a decade.

    Granted, it is a record that most teams in the football world would die to hold – but at Bayern Munich the beginnings of an historic losing streak can just about be glimpsed.

    Carlo Ancelotti has found replacing Pep Guardiola hard work since arriving at the Allianz Arena in the summer, […]

  • Ancelotti hails Real Madrid’s Modric as one of the world’s best

    Ancelotti hails Real Madrid’s Modric as one of the world’s best

    The Italian coach, now taking the reins at Bayern Munich, worked with the former Tottenham midfielder during a successful two-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.

    Carlo Ancelotti refuses to be drawn on a starting XI of the greatest players he has ever worked with but says that Real Madrid’s Luka Modric is “one of the best midfield players in the world”.

    The Italian boasts an enviable coaching CV, having spent over 20 years in the dugout of some of Europe’s top clubs.

    After […]

  • Messi and Ronaldo will be replaced by these two players, claims Carlo Ancelotti

    Messi and Ronaldo will be replaced by these two players, claims Carlo Ancelotti

    The Bayern Munich manager believes the duo will be recognised as the two best players on the planet once the Barcelona and Real Madrid superstars eventually retire.

    Paulo Dybala and Neymar can dominate world football in the same way Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have, according to Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti.

    Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez? Click here to see the countdown of the 50 best players in the world in the 2016 Goal 50

    Messi and Ronaldo have won eight out of the […]

  • Higuain, Lewandowski among best strikers – Ancelotti

    Higuain, Lewandowski among best strikers – Ancelotti

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has said Gonzalo Higuain and Robert Lewandowski are two of the best strikers in the world, and Paulo Dybala is on his way to joining them.

    Ancelotti worked with Higuain at Real Madrid, before the Argentina international was sold to Napoli in 2013, while he currently coaches Poland international Lewandowski at Bayern.

    “I was unable to convince Higuain to stay in Madrid,” Ancelotti told Tuttosport. “He wanted a more regular game so he chose to move to […]

  • Bayern Munich 3-1 Augsburg: Ancelotti’s side progress to third round of DFB-Pokal

    Bayern Munich 3-1 Augsburg: Ancelotti’s side progress to third round of DFB-Pokal

    The Bundesliga champions secured a place in the next round of the competition, despite an unconvincing performance.

    Julian Green scored his first competitive goal for Bayern Munich as Carlo Ancelotti’s side advanced to the third round of the DFB-Pokal with an ultimately comfortable 3-1 victory over Bavarian rivals Augsburg.

    In the first of two meetings between the sides in the space of four days, promising youngster Green headed home 41 minutes into an eventful cup tie at the Allianz Arena, with Bayern […]

  • Robben: Ancelotti more relaxed than ‘possessed’ Guardiola

    Robben: Ancelotti more relaxed than ‘possessed’ Guardiola

    Despite stating he enjoyed a “great relationship” with the Catalan, the veteran winger has been impressed with the new Bayern Munich boss’s methods.

    Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has opened up on the differences between Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti, revealing the former is like a man possessed when it comes to football whereas the latter is much more relaxed.

    Guardiola said farewell to Bayern after three years in charge to take the helm at Manchester City, with Ancelotti replacing him at […]

  • Ancelotti: I’ll never coach Atletico or Barcelona

    Ancelotti: I’ll never coach Atletico or Barcelona

    The Italian feels too much loyalty towards his former side Real Madrid to coach one of their fierce rivals in La Liga, just as he will not take charge of Inter or Lazio.

    Carlo Ancelotti insists he could never coach Atletico Madrid or Barcelona out of respect for Real Madrid’s rivalry with the two clubs.

    The Bayern Munich boss spent two years in Madrid, with his side beating Atletico in the Champions League final in 2014.

    And Ancelotti believes that his managerial history […]

  • Ancelotti backs Ibrahimovic to be Prem’s top scorer, but Man Utd to miss out on the title to Manchester City

    Ancelotti backs Ibrahimovic to be Prem’s top scorer, but Man Utd to miss out on the title to Manchester City

    Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Manchester United new-boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic to take the Premier League by storm this season and finish as top scorer.

    The Swede, who joined United from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer, has got off to a flying start with three league goals in his first three games.

    However, Ancelotti expects Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to edge Jose Mourinho and United in the title race.

    The Italian told AS he was backing City, ‘although I think Ibrahimovic will […]

  • Bayern are free of Guardiola’s chains, says former star

    Bayern are free of Guardiola’s chains, says former star

    The former midfielder – who won eight Bundesliga titles with the Bavarians – believes new boss Carlo Ancelotti has liberated the players from their old manager’s regimented regime.

    Bayern Munich will benefit from being free of the “chains” of Pep Guardiola this season, according to former midfielder Mehmet Scholl.

    The Bundesliga champions began the defence of their title with a 6-0 thrashing of Werder Bremen at the Allianz Arena on Friday, with Robert Lewandowski scoring a hat-trick in coach Carlo Ancelotti’s first […]