Don’t Compare Me To Mourinho – Ancelotti

Don’t Compare Me To Mourinho – Ancelotti

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on October 17, 2014
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Carlo Ancelotti at the press briefing in Bernabeu before UCL finals against Athletico Madrid. (PhotoCredit: Veusnoticias Espanyol)

Carlo Ancelotti has said he has never compared his achievements at Santiago Bernabeu to those of his predecessor Jose Mourinho.

The former PSG boss replaced Mourinho in 2013, with the Chelsea coach departing after lifting La Liga, the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana in his three years at the Real Madrid.

Mourinho left the club, following reported disputes with several first team players and eventually failing to lift the 10th Champions League title for Real Madrid.

Ancelotti achieved the UCL target within a year of his administration as Real Madrid defeated their regular La Liga rival, Athletico Madrid in the finals and also lifting the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de Espana in a season.

This variance in achievements has prompted analyst to compare both coaches in terms of performance the Spanish capital, but the Carlo Ancelotti has distanced himself from any form of comparison.

Speaking to Goal on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 he said: “I’ve never felt like doing better than he did at the club, I’ve other things to think about. I’ve always just tried to do my best every day.”

When asked on the issue with the club’s goalkeeper, Ike Casillas, he said: “Discussion over my goalkeeper is closed. I believe that the future of Casillas will continue to be linked to Real Madrid. He is part of the history of this club and when he retires he will come to this forum and accompany Sanchis and Hierro to discuss the European Cups he has won.”

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