Real Madrid signed Carlo Ancelotti for the first time in 2013 following the exit of Jose Mourinho, the Italian manager signed a three-year deal at the Bernabeu with Zinedine Zidane and Paul Clement as his assistants.

Ancelotti failed to win the La Liga in his first spell at Real Madrid, but he won the Champions League, the European super cup and the club world cup and on an individual level he won the coach of the year award and was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame and on 20 January 2015, he won the IFFHS 2014 Award as The World’s Best Club Coach.

Real Madrid finished the 2014–15 league season in second place with 92 points, two off treble-winning Barcelona and scoring a record 118 goals in the process.

Real Madrid was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey by Atlético Madrid, whom they faced eight times throughout the season (including the UCL quarter-finals) and lost 3–2 on aggregate to Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals.

On 25 May 2015, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez announced that the club’s board had taken “a very difficult decision” to relieve Ancelotti of his duties with immediate effect.

Pérez stated that Ancelotti had won the hearts of both the board and fans, and would always have a place in the club’s history because he was the coach that led them to the Décima. “However at this club the demands are huge and we need a new impulse in order to win trophies and be at our best,”

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Real Madrid re-called Ancelloti after Zidane resigned from the Bernabeu hot seat and he signed a contract till 2024, and ever since then he has won virtually everything he failed to win for the club in his first spell Ancelotti reached the milestone of 800 league matches as a manager with clubs from the top five European leagues.

On the domestic front, he delivered two trophies out of a possible three, winning La Liga and the Supercopa de España.[As such, Ancelotti won all six available top trophies at Madrid,in addition to becoming the first manager to win all of Europe’s top five leagues.

In the Champions League final against Liverpool, a lone Vinícius goal sealed the 14th European Cup for Los Blancos, and Ancelotti’s second in charge. Real also claimed their fourth ever European Double with this win, Ancelotti became the first manager in history to win four Champions League titles.

At the start of the 2022–23 season, Ancelotti guided his club to a UEFA Super Cup victory, his 8th trophy at Madrid.

Coaching records Carlo Ancelotti has achieved since returning to Madrid:

• Only coach to win all 5 major leagues
• Most UCL titles ever (4)
• Most UEFA Super Cups (4)

 

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