Ancelotti promises to attack

New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti vowed to bring "the most spectacular football" to the club after being officially unveiled as Jose Mourinho's successor on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 26/06/13 at 15:41 Post Comment

Carlo Ancelotti (c): Flanked by Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez

Carlo Ancelotti (c): Flanked by Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez

The Italian, whose appointment was confirmed on Tuesday, following his departure from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain, will sign a three-year contract on July 3.

At his presentation, he declared: "This is the most prestigious club in the world and we have to win by playing the most spectacular football because the history and tradition of this club is in playing offensive football, and we're going to work hard to play the football that will make the fans happy."

The former Juventus, Chelsea and AC Milan boss believes everything is in place for his tenure at the Bernabeu to be a success.

"We have been to the training ground - it's fantastic," he said.

"Everything that we need is there. I think this is going to be a very good project.

"I have the support of the club, the president and the fans, so I think this will be a very happy season for Real Madrid."

Club president Florentino Perez outlined why he felt Ancelotti was the right coach for Madrid.

"His style and character fits the profile of this club perfectly," he said.

"He is a proper football man, an intelligent man and a natural winner.

"He is the coach our directors and members wanted the most and he was also the coach I wanted the most."

However, he warned Ancelotti, who has won league titles in Italy, France and England as well as two Champions Leagues, that the pressure to succeed at Real would be unlike anything he has known.

"Ancelotti has experienced the highest amounts of pressure in the most intense dugouts in the world, but he should know that nothing he has experienced will be similar to what awaits him at this club," Perez added.

He also confirmed he had wanted to hire Ancelotti in the past.

"Years ago, I said to him 'You will be my coach', and this day has arrived.

"It was Carlo's dream to coach Real Madrid and that has been completed. The challenge starts here, and here the challenges are always gigantic."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Calum Chambers can be big success for England says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger feels Calum Chambers has the character to be able to cope with an England call-up so early in his career.

Transfer news: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe joins Derby on season-long loan

Liverpool have loaned forward Jordon Ibe to Sky Bet Championship side Derby County for the 2014-15 season.

Transfer news: Juventus confirm Arturo Vidal will stay despite Man Utd link

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that Arturo Vidal will not be joining Manchester United this summer.

Mail Box

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

Don't Forget Chelsea Also Need A Striker

With Diego Costa struggling for fitness, one Chelsea fan pipes up in the mailbox to remind us that the Blues also need a striker. Plus, thoughts on Rooney as captain...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property