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Carlo Ancelotti defends Ronald Koeman and insists that ‘he did the best he could and gave everything he could’

Carlo Ancelotti defends Ronald Koeman and insists that his rival ‘did everything possible and gave everything he could’ after the Dutchman was fired on the flight home after Barcelona’s defeat against Rayo Vallecano


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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti defended Ronald Koeman after Barcelona fired the Dutchman.

Koeman was sacked by the Catalans before the wheels of his flight home even landed after a sad 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano.

The coach, who was appointed 14 months ago, has led Barcelona to its worst start to the season since the 1987-88 campaign and is closer to the relegation zone than to the top of the table.

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti (left) defended his rival Ronaldo Koeman (right) after he was fired

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti (left) defended his rival Ronaldo Koeman (right) after he was fired

The Dutchman was fired by Barcelona during the flight home from the defeat against Rayo Vallecano

Barcelona are still struggling in ninth place after a terrible run of results and another flat performance against Rayo Vallecano was the last straw that led the furious club president, Joan Laporta, to lift Koeman out of his misery.

But the Real Ancelotti coach, who is enjoying his second spell as a coach at the Bernabéu, has spoken out in defense of his fellow coach, insisting that being fired is just part of the job and that Koeman did his best.

‘I’ve been fired several times … I’m still alive. I’m still here. I’m still happy, ” said the Italian after the Whites’ goalless draw with Osasuna, via L’Equipe.

“Being fired is part of working life. You have to do your best while you are the coach.

Barcelona is going through one of the most convulsive periods and is ninth in the LaLiga table

Barcelona is going through one of the most convulsive periods and is ninth in the LaLiga table

Barcelona is going through one of the most convulsive periods and is ninth in the LaLiga table

The two coaches faced each other when the Camp Nou hosted the El Clásico last weekend

And when you are fired, you must look to the future with a clear conscience knowing that you have done your best.

“I think Ronald Koeman did the best he could and gave everything he could.”

The two coaches met last weekend when Real emerged victorious at El Clásico with a 2-1 victory.

It was Barcelona’s second LaLiga loss of the season, with the Blaugrana achieving just four wins out of ten.

Koeman oversaw one of the most turbulent periods in the club’s recent history when the talisman Lionel Messi left for PSG in a bosman, while Barça brought in compatriot Memphis Depay and former Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero.

Real Madrid emerged victorious from the legendary clash with a 2-1 victory over their rivals

Real Madrid emerged victorious from the legendary clash with a 2-1 victory over their rivals

Real Madrid emerged victorious from the legendary clash with a 2-1 victory over their rivals

President Joan Laporta was 'very angry' after the result of Rayo Vallecano and made his decision

President Joan Laporta was 'very angry' after the result of Rayo Vallecano and made his decision

President Joan Laporta was ‘very angry’ after the result of Rayo Vallecano and made his decision

But new acquisitions have failed to inspire Barça to success this season, with the team producing a series of lackluster displays.

Most worryingly, they lost 3-0 to Benfica in the Champions League last month, a result that saw club directors debate Koeman’s future until 4 a.m. before allowing him a stay of execution, but he was of course it was a dead man walking.

But it was the shameful loss to Rayo Vallecano that sealed Koeman’s departure and just a few hours after his return to Barcelona, ​​the club made the announcement official, now seeking his replacement.

Legendary midfielder Xavi has already been installed, as the favorite is said to be in talks about the role, though Laporta has previously indicated that he wasn’t ready for a big job just yet.

Nevertheless, Sportsmail understands that both parties believe that now might be the right time to save the season and build around the young players that have emerged in the last 12 months.

Legendary midfielder Xavi has established himself as the favorite to take over from the Dutchman

Legendary midfielder Xavi has established himself as the favorite to take over from the Dutchman

Legendary midfielder Xavi has established himself as the favorite to take over from the Dutchman

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