Ancelotti: Bale A Reason For My Real Madrid Exit
Carlo Ancelotti: Gareth Bale A Reason For My Real Madrid Exit
Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed how superstar Gareth Bale had a hand in his eventual exit from Los Blancos.
Many people thought the Italian was hard done by when he was sacked by the Spanish giants, and Ancelotti recently revealed a story related to his dismissal unknown to most.
The Bayern Munich manager explained how Bale's agent had called Florentino Perez after his client was substituted in a match, which led to his relationship with the club president taking a turn for the worst.
"The CEO told me the president wanted to talk to me," he said in his book Quiet Leadership: Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches.
"When I went to his office, he told me that Bale had called him. I had replaced him on January 4 (against Valencia).
"Bale's agent had complained. The president told me what he was going to do.
"Since then, the relationship with the president changed and has not been the same."
Ancelotti won four trophies during his time with Real, including the coveted UEFA Champions League.
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