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Italy sack Ventura, target Ancelotti

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Milan (AFP) – Gian Piero Ventura’s reign as Italy coach ended on Wednesday after a World Cup qualifying fiasco during which the four-time champions failed to reach next year’s finals in Russia.

The 69-year-old’s fate was sealed after a crisis meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in Rome, with former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti among the favourites to take over and rebuild the Azzurri.

Bayern start search for Ancelotti successor

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Bayern Munich are putting their faith in Willy Sagnol as interim coach “for now” while seeking a replacement for the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, said the club’s sporting director Friday.

Two days before the Bundesliga champions visit Hertha Berlin, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic took Ancelotti’s place at the pre-match press conference.

PSG’s Verratti set for reunion with old mentor Ancelotti

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Paris (AFP) – Neymar’s arrival may have taken some of the focus away from the role played by Marco Verratti at Paris Saint-Germain, but Carlo Ancelotti is fully aware of the midfielder’s importance in the French capital.

Ancelotti takes his Bayern Munich side to the Parc des Princes for one of the heavyweight encounters of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.

Bayern’s Ancelotti says decision on Sanches after pre-season

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Singapore (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti said Wednesday he would not be rushed into a decision about Renato Sanches’s future and they would sit down together after the pre-season.

It came after the Portuguese midfielder reportedly conceded Tuesday he was unhappy at Bayern and expressed an interest in AC Milan.

Bayern’s Ancelotti says decision on Sanches after pre-season

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Singapore (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti said Wednesday he would not be rushed into a decision about Renato Sanches’s future and they would sit down together after the pre-season.

It came after the Portuguese midfielder reportedly conceded Tuesday he was unhappy at Bayern and expressed an interest in AC Milan.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

Bayern can still turn it around at Real – Ancelotti

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti insists Bayern Munich can still turn around their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Bernabeu despite their 2-1 first-leg defeat at home to Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid.

Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal on Wednesday, scoring both goals in Real’s 2-1 comeback win at Bayern, who had Javi Martinez sent off.

Ribery fit for Bayern bench – Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery is back from a five-week injury lay off and will be on the bench for Bayern Bundesliga game with Hamburg this weekend, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

The charismatic 33-year-old French winger tore thigh muscles in training in January.

“He’s ready, I think we’ll start him on the bench,” said Ancelotti, who confirmed that Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso would be unavailable for the game.

Ribery fit for Bayern bench – Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery is back from a five-week injury lay off and will be on the bench for Bayern Bundesliga game with Hamburg this weekend, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday.

The charismatic 33-year-old French winger tore thigh muscles in training in January.

“He’s ready, I think we’ll start him on the bench,” said Ancelotti, who confirmed that Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso would be unavailable for the game.

Ancelotti escapes middle finger punishment

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlos Ancelotti will not be punished for showing Hertha Berlin fans his middle finger but must make a donation to charity, the German Federation (DFB) said on Tuesday.

The Italian coach had made the explicit gesture after being spat at by Hertha fans during Bayern’s 1-1 draw in Berlin on Saturday.

Ancelotti escapes middle finger punishment

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlos Ancelotti will not be punished for showing Hertha Berlin fans his middle finger but must make a donation to charity, the German Federation (DFB) said on Tuesday.

The Italian coach had made the explicit gesture after being spat at by Hertha fans during Bayern’s 1-1 draw in Berlin on Saturday.

Ancelotti must explain explicit gesture

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has been asked to explain how he lost his calm and stuck a finger up at a group of Hertha Berlin fans at the weekend.

The German Football Federation have asked the usually affable Ancelotti to explain his behaviour in an exchange with Hertha fans whilst going down the tunnel after Bayern earned a late 1-1 draw in Berlin.

Late win buoys Bayern for Arsenal – Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Ingolstadt, with last-minute goals by Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben, was the perfect confidence-booster for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Arsenal.

The Gunners are the guests at Munich’s Allianz Arena in what Robben has described as Bayern’s ‘week of truth’ after the German league leaders have struggled for form with lacklustre performances in recent weeks.

Late win buoys Bayern for Arsenal – Ancelotti

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Berlin (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Ingolstadt, with last-minute goals by Arturo Vidal and Arjen Robben, was the perfect confidence-booster for Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Arsenal.

The Gunners are the guests at Munich’s Allianz Arena in what Robben has described as Bayern’s ‘week of truth’ after the German league leaders have struggled for form with lacklustre performances in recent weeks.

Bayern hit form as Ancelotti adopts Pep’s tactics

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti took a leaf out of predecessor Pep Guardiola's book as the Bavarian giants' hit form in a 3-1 Bundesliga win at Mainz.

Ancelotti experimented with a new-look line up ahead of Tuesday's visit by Atletico Madrid in a meaningless Champions League game.

Bayern romp delights Ancelotti after winless dip

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti said their 4-1 romp against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League was the reaction he was looking for after a three-match winless streak.

Bayern bounced back in emphatic style on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena with winger Arjen Robben in outstanding form.

Ancelotti happy to win ugly after record start

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in a 3-1 comeback against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.

Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern's head coach at the start of the season and the Bavarians scored 20 goals without reply in winning their first five competitive games.

Champions League

Ancelotti happy to win ugly after record start

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Berlin (AFP) Carlo Ancelotti was happy for illness-hit Bayern Munich to win ugly in a 3-1 comeback against Ingolstadt as the Bundesliga giants finally conceded a goal this season.

Ancelotti replaced Pep Guardiola as Bayern's head coach at the start of the season and the Bavarians scored 20 goals without reply in winning their first five competitive games.

Ancelotti: Manchester United Need Jose Mourinho

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Positive words from one of the best managers in the world about Manchester United's next boss as Carlo Ancelotti believes that Jose Mourinho is the ideal appointment for Manchester United.

Mourinho is expected to be confirmed as United's new manager within the next 24 hours, with Louis Van Gaal having been dismissed yesterday, and Ancelotti is looking forward to seeing how the Portuguese fares at Old Trafford.

Real Madrid

Ancelotti: Real Madrid signing Martin Odegaard was a PR stunt

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Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that the much-hyped signing of Martin Odegaard during his managerial spell at Real Madrid was a ‘PR (public relations) exercise’ by the 2016 Champions League winners.

Odegaard was a subject of transfer battle last summer between a host of elite European clubs including the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal, Dortmund and Ajax before joining Real Madrid as a 16-year-old talent from Sromsgodset for a reported fee of £3 million.

Ancelotti: Winning Champions League Easier Than Winning Title

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side have a better chance of retaining their Champions League trophy than beating Barcelona to the Spanish La Liga title.

Earlier today, Barcelona opened up a five-point lead over Real Madrid on the league table with their 2-0 derby win over Espanyol.

Liverpool worse than Basel claims Ancelotti

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Liverpool worse than Basel claims Ancelotti - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid secured their passage to the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory against FC Basel yesterday night. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the night, as the reigning European Champions continued their outstanding form and extended their winning run to 15 games in a row.

The Ancelotti Magic after the debacle Vs Simoene’s Atletico

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The Ancelotti Magic after the debacle Vs Simoene's Atletico - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid had surrendered a 2 goal advantage at the Anoeta to lose 4-2 against Real Sociadad. If that wasn't bad enough, in their next test they ended up committing the cardinal sin of surrendering another lead this time at the Santiago Bernabue against bitter city rivals Atletico Madrid.

Supercoppa di Spagna all’Atletico. Mandzukic abbatte il Real

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La Supercoppa di Spagna 2014-2015 vola nella bacheca dell'Atletico Madrid del "Cholo" Simeone che, grazie alla rete realizzata dal bomber croato Mandzukic, manda al tappeto il Real Madrid di Ancelotti e conquista il primo trofeo della stagione. Dopo l'1 a 1 dell'andata, al Bernabeu, toccava ai Galattici fare la partita e cercare la vittoria, al [.

Ancelotti Has Gone Bonkers

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I don't know, maybe its the summer season but the reports coming out in the media about some of the transfers Real Madrid is reported to be involved in is crazy, to say the least. Someone needs to remind Ancelotti that he was about 6 seconds away from losing everything last season. Had [...]

Real Madrid’s Secret Weapon To Beat Atletico Madrid

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Di Maria terrorised Atletico defenders

Real Madrid had a secret weapon to beat Atletico Madrid in last night's Champions league Final. For most neutrals, last night`s Champions League Final result was disappointing, however, Real had a secret weapon to beat Atletico which vitally turned the match their way.

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Chelsea want Guardiola in May, PL winning manager lined up as caretaker

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Chelsea want Guardiola in May, PL winning manager lined up as caretaker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Chelsea are planning a move for Carlo Ancelotti or Guus Hiddink imminently. Roman Abramovich is looking for an interim manager should he decide to sack Jose Mourinho.

3 Reasons Why Pep Guardiola Is Not Great

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Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-0 despite the away side (Guardiola's Bayern Munich) having more than seventy percent of the possession. And worse, most of that position was inside Arsenal's half but Bayern Munich, without the services of the talisman Arjen Robben could not break down Arsenal's ten man defensive wall quickly enough to score a goal at the Emirates.

3 Reasons Why Pep Guardiola Is Not Great

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Arsenal beat Bayern Munich 2-0 despite the away side (Guardiola's Bayern Munich) having more than seventy percent of the possession. And worse, most of that position was inside Arsenal's half but Bayern Munich, without the services of the talisman Arjen Robben could not break down Arsenal's ten man defensive wall quickly enough to score a goal at the Emirates.

Arsenal

Comparing Arsene Wenger with Klopp and Ancelotti (FACTS!)

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Two of the best coaches around are free, for someone else to take 'em of course‏! by Konstantin Good day, good people of the Arsenal world. The summer transfer window has already dropped two of it's biggest transfer bombs, despite everyone pretty much knowing what was gonna happen. Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Real Madrid, [.

Arsenal will win the title next year? Really?

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Draw may secure 3rd but Wenger proves every day he won't cut it‏ by Konstantin Mitov Hello fellow Gooners. Dreaming of a Premier League title tilt next year? Well then you'd hope a miracle happens and Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal. We're really ending a poor season in a poor way. We're likely to finish third [.

The Arsenal Board doesn’t understand CHANGE or AMBITION!

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A few wins in a row and Arsenal fans seem to forget years of hurt by KM The AKBs are back with a bang! The mood at the Arsenal camp is swinging faster than a pendulum on a clock. Winning against the like of West Ham and QPR seems to be enough for some to [...]

At last! We have an Arsenal team to make us PROUD!

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AN ARSENAL TEAM TO BE PROUD OF by Uche15 There are many ways to look at Arsenal's failure to qualify for the next round of the Champions League. While the media are busy throwing tantrums and doing their best to spin it in the most negative way, I prefer an objective and measured analysis. Mind [...]

News of Khedira to Arsenal transfer BLASTED by Madrid boss!

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THere is a great deal of confusion surrounding the Arsenal transfer rumours about a January swoop for the Real Madrid and Germany international star Sami Khedira. And his current club manager Carlo Ancelotti seems to be just as in the dark as anyone, if not more. According to an ESPN report there have been strong [.

YES! Arsenal CAN sign Real Madrid star in January!

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The Arsenal transfer target and Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira will be one of the happiest players in the world about the current international break, because it means that at lest the 27-year old is likely to get to play some football. It must have been frustrating for Khedira this season, as [.

Arsenal get Green Light to sign Khedira! Will it happen?

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If, and this is still a big IF, Gooners, Arsene Wenger is really keen on signing the Germany international Sami Khedira to add some strength, steel and serious class to the centre of the Arsenal midfield, then we should soon know about it. The 27-year old has been linked with a transfer to the Gunners, [.

Arsenal Fans can forget about getting Khedira now

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The Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer, but it now seems that we can completely forget about him coming to the Emirates. The Real manager Carlo Ancelotti has totally ruled out either Khedira or the reported Man United target Angel Di Maria leaving the club this [.

Di Maria to Arsenal transfer off? Don’t be so sure!

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There are lost of reports in the English and Spanish papers that are reporting that Arsenal can pretty much abandon all hope of signing Angel Di Maria. This is because of a statement made by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, following on from the player's own words last week. But do not give up hope [.

Real Madrid give Arsenal hope on Morata but NOT Casillas!

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Following the club record signing of Mesut Ozil last summer, Arsenal Football Club seem to have a pretty good relationship with La Liga giants Real Madrid. The media certainly seem to think so anyway, as many of this summer's Arsenal transfer rumours have been about players from the Champions League winners.

Arsenal to buy Sami Khedira for just £15m!

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Definitely the best Arsenal rumour around this morning is the report from the Mirror which claims that Arsene Wenger is looking at the possibility of buying the Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, who linked up so successfully with Mesut Ozil before the German moved to Arsenal. They say that Wenger approached Madrid in January over [.