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Do you realise they won La Liga 2 times and CL 3 times with Zidane? How much better would they have done with Ancelotti? The same Ancelotti whose career has gone downhill ever since he was fired by Bayern?
 
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Do you realise they won La Liga 2 times and CL 3 times with Zidane? How much better would they have done with Ancelotti? The same Ancelotti whose career has gone downhill ever since he was fired by Bayern?

well, he coached Napoli and Everton, who are not really top teams. Perhaps he should have won at least a cup at Napoli, but thats about it. It will be much easier to win La liga with Real, than any trophy with Everton. And if he doesnt win, we all know what will happen. La liga is also the last trophy he needs to have all league titles from top 5 leagues. His Champions league record is also probably a reason they went for him instead of Conte.
 

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Ancelotti over Conte is a no-brainer for a team with Real's ambitions.
 
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I just want to see Conte there for the fun of it.

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That was out of nowhere. Conte to Real didnt really make sense anyway.
 

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Ancelotti hiring is official.
 
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romano - Carlo Ancelotti is now officially back at Real Madrid Police cars revolving lightWhite circle

- Contract signed until June 2024.
- Salary around €6m/season net.
- Pintus and Davide Ancelotti into his staff.
- Lucas Vazquez extends until 2024.
- Sergio Ramos meeting soln.
- Fee agreed to terminate #EFC contract.

pintus :eek:kay:
 

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Do you realise they won La Liga 2 times and CL 3 times with Zidane? How much better would they have done with Ancelotti? The same Ancelotti whose career has gone downhill ever since he was fired by Bayern?
I do realize that... But with that squad he himself built, I believe he would've been successful. Look at those names again that came when he was there. I wouldn't be saying that if he didn't win that 10th CL crown for them.

As for going into lesser clubs afterwards, I can't fault him for that. Bayern has internal issues with every coach that comes there so I'm not even gonna touch that. I'd treat Flick a lot nicer than how they did.
 

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[de la Morena] A Real Madrid player told the club that Sergio Ramos has been calling the entire squad and telling them NOT to accept the paycuts because the money would only go to Mbappé's signing.

If true :lol:
 

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More news from Primera (and Bundesliga and EPL).

Saul to Bayern
Bernardo Silva to Atletico
Grealish and Kane to City

Apparently all to happen before the EURO
 

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Saul to Bayern for 80m. A pretty good deal for Atleti
 

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Is Saul hurt? I noticed he’s not in the Spain squad
 
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Is Saul hurt? I noticed he’s not in the Spain squad

Nope, he wasn't called up. In all honesty, he had his worst season in Atleti since 2015. Hasnt lasted 90 mins on the pitch for months.
 

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In his free time Barcelona's Martin Braithwaite is a real estate mogul with his family in the USA through the company NYCE which his uncle runs in Manhattan. A portfolio of 1500 apartments, another 500 under development and a value of $250m.

Whoa. So playing for Barcelona is only a hobby, huh?
 

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Smart, I’m surprised more players don’t do something similar. Instead they all want to open restaurants and other sexier businesses that rarely last.
 

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What Messi is demanding is a crazy amount for a 34-year old. Barcelona has now to remove half of the squad because of him. If i was a Barça fan, i would rather see Messi out, and not sign old players like Aguero. Make Ansu Fati / Pedri the faces of the team and sign Kounde from Sevilla and Haaland or a super striker like that.
 

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Firpo to Leeds
 

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Spanish digital media El Confidencial have leaked audios of Florentino Perez private conversations from 2006 to 2012 and let's say he had some "interesting" things to say about lots of people.

Perez on Raul and Casillas:

"Casillas is not a Real Madrid standard goalkeeper, what can I say? He's not and never has been," "He has been a big failure of ours. The problem is people adore him, love him, talk to him, they defend him so much."He is one of the biggest frauds and the other is Raul, the two biggest Real Madrid frauds are first Raul and second Casillas."

"The players are very selfish, you can't count on them for anything," said Perez.

"If you do, you've made a mistake and they'll let you down, it's ridiculous.

"I have an awful view of the players."

More from Perez on Casillas and his girlfriend at the time Sara Carbonero:

"You could see the other 'keeper was better than Casillas,"

"You can tell when things aren't going so well with his girlfriend as well; he's absent [mentally].

"He's like a child... he's like a lapdog, a puppet, something childlike."

"I have, and people don't know this, I have a very good relationship with him,"

"People think I don't like him, but the thing is I believe if he'd committed himself more he'd be the number one because, despite being a bit short, he has some exceptional qualities.

"But take the game against Barcelona with LaLiga at stake, the one we won 4-2... that Friday he arrived late to training... he'd had an argument with his girlfriend, ridiculous stuff."

"This girl, I don't trust her one bit,"
"This girl, these girls, you know what they're after...they go crazy for fame.

"Because this one thinks she's a film star."

Perez on Del Bosque:

"He doesn't know how to coach, nor does he know about tactics. He's a fool,"

"No one offers Vicente del Bosque work because they all know he's not a coach. The Del Bosque stuff is the biggest lie I've seen in my life.

"Ask the Besiktas president [Yildirim Demiroren] what he felt. [Del Bosque] isn't a coach, [Jose Antonio] Camacho is."

"[Luis] Figo arrived and became close with Raul, and between them and [Fernando] Hierro they ran the squad.

"Poor Vicente, he didn't belong there.

"They say he'll take over the national team, that's just what they need. Del Bosque, you know?"

Perez on Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho:

"[Ronaldo] is crazy. The guy is an idiot, he's sick,"

"You think this guy is normal, but he's not. If he was, he wouldn't do all the things he does.

"The last stupid thing, which everyone in the world saw... why do you think he'd do something so stupid?"

"[Jorge] Mendes has no control over [Ronaldo] and it's the same with Mourinho - none at all,"
"Even for interviews, they don't listen to him. These are two guys with terrible egos, spoilt the pair of them, who don't see the reality because they could both earn a lot more money if things were different.

"They are both abnormal because we are talking about a lot of money in terms of image rights. And with that face they have, that challenging glare, the fact that no one likes them... if the publicity was different, everything changes."

Perez on Fabio Coentrao:

"He's nuts, that's one of the effects of Real Madrid. He's another mindless one and Madrid eats guys like that,"

"Right now, he's scared and Mourinho is an idiot. It's not that he doesn't want to play... Well, he's a little stupid, driving without a licence.

"The pressure has got to him and that's because he's sick but the other one doesn't care about that."
Perez on Mendes role in Pepe's move from Porto to Real which happened during Calderon presidency:

"That the 30 million [euros] have left here and arrived there, no doubt, but now you have to look at the bank it's ended up in,"

"He does that with Jorge Mendes, the representative of Porto's president [Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa], with him everything is odd. Mendes pops up and he'd pay him as he's the Porto president's alibi.

"He and Mendes got money from the Russian with the Mourinho deal and the [Ricardo] Carvalho and [Paulo] Ferreira ones... and that money they take it to Switzerland. Someone mixed up in all this should get mad and they have to give us a clue about that account in Switzerland."

Perez on Spanish media:

"We have to win the battle of MARCA and Television Espanola [TVE],"
"And with that isolate [them], not El Pais, which does not behave badly, but [then-director of AS, Alfredo] Relano and [the host of El Transistor on Onda Cero, Jose Ramon] De la Morena.

"El Rondo [a programme on TVE] will no longer exist. If it's for months, it'll be killed off in no time. If it's for seasons, we'll have to wait for the summer.

"Luis Fernandez is a Real Madrid fanatic. He already took away Roberto Gomez's contract, just to make a point. El Rondo will no longer exist. It's going to be a Real Madrid programme by [Antonio Garcia] Ferreras".

"We have nothing left but MARCA. Now we have to take MARCA, mate," "Because with MARCA and Television Espanola [TVE] it's all over. They no longer have anyone and the others will be ashamed to be left alone. Because right now MARCA is with them. It's frightening.""We have to unite the rest. Everyone against Prisa,""And what about [AS journalist Tomas] Roncero? If someone says something to Roncero, he crumples.
"The fact is that in the demand that is necessary to [act] now once the secrecy of summary proceedings is lifted.

"We have to go after him. We have to go after Roncero criminally."

Perez on Guti and Figo:

“Guti is a donkey, he’s like a goat, he’s his own worst enemy, he says. He is well used by the Ser (a Spanish radio station) who wanted to hire a moron. Dumbass. And the Cope (another radio), it’s the same, he’ll leave them hanging, he won’t go. “

“The locker room … It’s Figo fucking the locker room. The best was Zidane, without a doubt. Figo was a son of p … Like that boy … Raúl. Both worst were Figo and Raul. “
 
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