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Real Madrid boss Ancelotti ‘greater than Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola’, claims Dutch legend

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Former Netherlands international Ruud Gullit holds the view that the title of the best coach in Europe doesn’t belong to Pep Guardiola or Sir Alex Ferguson. 

Instead, Gullit contends that Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti surpasses them as a more accomplished manager on the European stage.

Gullit’s perspective comes from Ancelotti’s unique achievement as the sole individual to have triumphed in all five major European leagues. 

Furthermore, the Italian manager boasts an impressive track record of winning the Champions League four times, surpassing the accomplishments of both Guardiola and Ferguson in that regard.

For Gullit, Ancelotti’s remarkable success in European competitions, coupled with their shared history as AC Milan teammates during their playing days, solidifies his belief that the Real Madrid manager is the preeminent figure among European coaches.

“I think Ancelotti is a bit greater than Sir Alex [Ferguson] and Pep [Guardiola] due to the UEFA Champions League trophies he has won. He’s the King of European success,” Gullit told The Gambling Zone. 

“Both Pep and Sir Alex are a part of history, but let’s look at what Ancelotti has achieved. He’s the King of Kings, better than anyone else, and I’m very proud of him” he added.

Gullit impressed by Jude Bellingham

Bellingham has impressed Gullit. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP via Getty Images)

Gullit, who once coached teams like Chelsea Newcastle United, and LA Galaxy to name a few, also said that he is very much impressed by Jude Bellingham’s performance at Real Madrid this season.

He added that the chance of Bellingham winning the coveted Ballon d’Or depends entirely on him.

”Whether Jude Bellingham should be in contention for the next Ballon d’Or will depend entirely on him. He was in with a chance this year,” Gullit stated. 

“I like how quickly Jude has adapted to both the German and Spanish leagues. He plays with fantastic players and he has the best personnel around him. 

“He’s a huge asset for English football. He’s the player you want to see when you go to the stadium,” he concluded. 

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Real Madrid ace misses training for third consecutive day ahead of UCL final

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As Real Madrid get closer and closer to their final game of the season against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, they are now sweating over the availability of one of their players.

It has already been confirmed that both David Alaba and Aurelien Tchouameni will miss the finals in London due to injuries.

Other than that, Carlo Ancelotti is likely to have the entirety of his squad available at his disposal, although there could be some concerns surrounding Andriy Lunin.

Lunin not in training for the third day in running

Indeed, Andriy Lunin has not participated in team training today, making it three days in a row heading into the Champions League final, reports Mundo Deportivo.

The Real Madrid goalkeeper is down with a fever that has kept him out of training for three days in a row now.

However, the report does add that despite not being in training for three days now, the Ukrainian international will fly to London and be on the squad list for the finals.

But with reports already suggesting that Thibaut Courtois will be starting in goal against Dortmund, Lunin’s continued absence from training only further strengthens the Belgian’s chances.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was absent from training on Tuesday due to personal reasons, is back working with the rest of the squad today. The Spaniard will have no involvement in Saturday’s final though.

Carlo Ancelotti is likely to go with the exact same starting lineup that he named for the Merengues’ final La Liga match against Real Betis.

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