Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has given his backing to manager Carlo Ancelotti, claiming that the Italian tactician is the perfect coach for them as he understands the ideologies and philosophy of the club very well.
Ancelotti is currently in his second stint with Real Madrid. The veteran manager first held the reins of the team from 2013 to 2015, during which he led Los Blancos to La Decima.
Having returned last year, Ancelotti once again masterminded another UEFA Champions League triumph while also leading the team to La Liga and Spanish Super Cup victories.
The new campaign also started with the UEFA Super Cup triumph for the Merengues, but things have gone a little off track in recent weeks as they have fallen behind Barcelona in the La Liga title race.
While that may be the case, Ancelotti continues to have the full backing of president Perez. Speaking to Tuttosport (h/t Fabrizio Romano), the Real Madrid supremo said:
“Carlo Ancelotti is the best manager for Real Madrid. He’s perfect as he understands our values and ideas, so players can also feel the same. We’ve great relationship and he’s the perfect coach for us.”
Real Madrid have won just one of their last four matches in all competitions and are now trailing Barcelona by five points in the La Liga standings.
Despite enjoying the confidence of the president, Ancelotti must turn things around or find himself under increasing pressure in the hot seat at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid take on Cadiz in their final La Liga game on Thursday night before teams break off for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.