Ancelotti made his 250th match as Real Madrid manager

Football news 29 oct 2023, 03:54
Ancelotti made his 250th match as Real Madrid manager Ancelotti made his 250th match as Real Madrid manager

In yesterday's clash, the first "El Clásico" of the current season unfolded as Barcelona hosted Real Madrid. Due to the ongoing renovations at the "Camp Nou," the match was conducted at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona.

Aside from Real's incredible comeback, courtesy of a brace by Jude Bellingham, this match will be remembered for several extraordinary events and records. We've previously reported on Lamin Yamal breaking a record that had stood for 121 years. Furthermore, Jude Bellingham replicated a unique achievement in El Clásico that had held for 76 years.

In addition to these records, this match held a special significance for some participants. Luka Modrić marked his 500th match for Real and became the oldest player in El Clásico history. For Real's manager, Carlo Ancelotti, this match marked his managerial milestone with "Los Blancos," as he reached his 250th match.

Ancelotti initially took the reins at Real in 2013, signing a three-year contract on June 25 to replace departing José Mourinho. However, not even two years passed before, on May 25, 2015, Real Madrid's president, Florentino Pérez, announced that the club's board had decided to terminate the contract with the coach prematurely.

Then, in 2021, the Madrid club once again invited the Italian to lead the team, and he accepted the offer, signing a contract on June 1. The contract is valid until 2024.

Only two coaches have spent more time at the helm of the Madrid club than Carlo Ancelotti – Miguel Muñoz (605 matches) and Zinedine Zidane (263 matches). If the achievement of the Spanish coach appears unattainable, there's a good chance that Ancelotti will break the record held by the Frenchman during this season.

The 64-year-old Italian coach has amassed 180 victories, 32 draws, and 38 losses. Over the course of all these matches, Real scored 597 goals and conceded 236 of them. Ancelotti boasts a winning percentage of 72%, surpassing coaches who have managed more matches, as Zidane has 66%, while Muñoz holds 59%.

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