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Rivals, not enemies: Ancelotti's surprising reaction, after being decisive in Koeman's departure

At the end of the match between Real Madrid and Osasuna, which ended in a goalless draw, the Real Madrid manager was consulted about the dismissal of his colleague. The Italian coach did not play dramas.

Carlo Ancelotti and Ronald Koeman
Carlo Ancelotti and Ronald Koeman

If the permanence of Ronald Koeman was already questioned and for many it should have ended several dates ago, with the defeat suffered against Rayo Vallecano, his dismissal was finally consummated. The Dutchman is leaving the club at a time when the economic crisis is added to the sporting crisis, which forced many players to see their salaries reduced.

After the Real Madrid meeting, and after a few minutes, Koeman's dismissal was already known. The Spanish press consulted the coach of the white team about what happened in the rival team. Ancelotti answered without much drama and taking it as something that usually happens and is part of life.

“I have been fired many times. I'm still here alive and happy. It's part of your job to get fired. When they throw you out, you have to look ahead with a clear conscience and I think Ronald Koeman gave everything he had”, said the Italian strategist, Carlo AncelottiBarcelona, which indicates that Koeman will leave the squad on Thursday, closes its brief statement thanking the coach "for the services provided to the entity and wishes him good luck in his professional career."

The club does not give more details on who will take over the team while waiting for the successor of the Dutchman to be decided, for whom the name of Xavi Hernández rings out, of successful passage as a player of the Barça team together with Iniesta and Lionel Messi.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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