Actual Madrid ended La Liga’s title competitors with a 4-0 victory over Espanyol on Saturday, guaranteeing Carlo Ancelotti turned the primary supervisor in historical past to win all 5 of Europe’s high titles.
Though the Italian coach didn’t win a league title throughout his first tenure on the Santiago Bernabeu, he has guided them to nationwide triumph in his first season again in cost.
After failing to win Serie A in his house Italy all through his adolescence as a supervisor with Reggiana, Parma, and Juventus, Ancelotti finally gained the championship with AC Milan in 2004 with a report 82 factors from 34 video games.
Ancelotti departed Milan in 2009 after profitable the league’s lone title and joined Chelsea the next summer time. The Blues gained the Premier League in his first season, turning into the primary facet within the English high division since Tottenham in 1962/63 to achieve the century mark.
Whereas Ancelotti was a well-liked determine at Chelsea, he was fired on the finish of his second season after a poor marketing campaign fell wanting the membership’s expectations.
He subsequently took a six-month break earlier than taking on as supervisor of Paris Saint-Germain, and whereas he was unable to rescue their floundering 2011/12 championship quest, he did make them Ligue 1 gold the next yr, simply earlier than Actual Madrid made their first method.
Ancelotti turned the supervisor who finally gained Actual Madrid their tenth Champions League – dubbed ‘La Decima’ – though he was overwhelmed to La Liga that season by Atletico Madrid and subsequently Barcelona, earlier than departing Spain in 2015.
Following a yr away from soccer, Ancelotti joined Bayern Munich in 2016 and cruised to the Bundesliga title in his solely full season in Bavaria.
After unsuccessful spells with Napoli and Everton, Ancelotti was recalled to the Bernabeu to succeed former assistant coach and participant Zinedine Zidane, and has now gained his first home title in 5 years, cementing his legacy as the primary supervisor to finish European soccer’s elite set of league titles.