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Mourinho leaves a Real in desperate need of repair

Reuters, MADRID

His stint at Real hit a new low on Friday las week when he was sent from the bench during the second half of the Copa final for furiously berating the referee and refused to collect his loser’s award from Spanish King Juan Carlos I.

Ancelotti is a very different personality to the outspoken Mourinho and has an impressive record, winning the Champions League with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007, and losing to Liverpool in the 2005 final.

However, he also has a reputation for fielding counter-attacking sides not immune to negativity and such tactics will not go down well with the Real faithful.

However, after the controversy of the Mourinho years, perhaps the understated Italian is just what Real need to restore calm and finally get their hands on the “decima,” or 10th European title.

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