Ancelotti motivated by CL record
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is poised to become the first man to coach six different clubs in the Champions League. Istanbul - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was a “special feeling” and an extra motivation knowing he is poised to become the first man to coach six different clubs in the Champions League. The 54-year-old will eclipse Spaniard Rafa Benitez, Dutchman Ronald Koeman and Italian compatriot Claudio Ranieri, who have all coached five sides in Europe's elite club competition, when he takes charge of Real in Tuesday's Group B opener against Galatasaray in Istanbul.
Tuesday's game is also likely to mark Gareth Bale's Champions League debut for Real after the Wales winger joined from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee of 100 million euros ($133.5 million) this month. Bale scored on his first appearance in La Liga in Saturday's 2-2 La Liga draw at Villarreal, when Real dropped their first points of the campaign.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The StarSimilar Stories