Real Madrid Fires Coach Ancelotti After Titleless Season

  • Soccer club dismisses Italian two days after season ends
  • Coach didn't add to team's 2014 Champions League title
Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti a year after he led the Spanish soccer club to its first Champions League title in 12 years.
The record 10-time European titlist finished this season without a trophy for the second time in three years.

“This has been a really difficult decision for the board,” Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said at a press conference. “But I always say we haven’t come here to Real Madrid to take the easy decisions but the best  decisions for the institution.”
The team will announce new coach next week, Perez said.
Real Madrid was eliminated by Juventus in the semifinals of the Champions League, the top tournament for European clubs. Real two points behind Barcelona in Spain’s La Liga and lost to Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of 

the Copa del Rey.

Ancelotti, who replaced Jose Mourinho in 2013, led Real to a 4-1 win against Atletico in last year’s Champions League final.