Sky Sports duo Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry expect Carlo Ancelotti to pay the ultimate price for failing to deliver a trophy at Real Madrid this season, after seeing his knocked out of the Champions League by Juventus at the semi-final stage at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
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The defending champions were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by the Serie A champions, who denied Madrid the chance to face their bitter rivals Barcelona on German soil next month in the final.
Los Blancos lost significant ground in the La Liga title race last weekend as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia and now trail the Catalan giants by four points with just two games remaining.
Defeat in the Spanish Cup to local rivals Atletico earlier in the campaign means that is likely to be a trophy less season for Ancelotti and Carragher expects that to cost the Italian his job:
“I don’t think he will be manager here next year, he will know that better than anyone.” the former Liverpool defender told Sky Sports.
“He’s one of the world’s top managers and has won the Champions League three times, but there’s no way he’ll be here.” he claimed.
Meanwhile Henry, who played for Madrid’s arch rivals Barcelona, has tipped his former international team-mate Zinedine Zidane to takeover from Ancelotti:
“Zidane can be the guy and one thing in his favour is the crowd would be patient because he is a legend.” he said