Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has implicitly criticized the sacking of ex-boss Carlo Ancelotti, while saying that likely successor Rafa Benitez is a “great coach.” Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos admits he does not believe sacking head coach Carlo Ancelotti was necessarily the right decision. On the other hand The Spain international believes Rafael Benitez will, at least, bring plenty of experience to the club as new head coach and hailed the form of David de Gea this season.
Ancelotti was relieved of his duties by Blancos president Florentino Perez last week after the 2014-15 season ended in disappointment. The decision might be taken as far from wise as the Italian having won the Champions League and Copa del Rey in his first campaign in charge. The 55-year-old was sacked a year and a day after delivering their 10th European Cup – becoming Florentino Perez’s ninth victim in 12 years as club president.
“I’m not the best placed to decide these things. Perhaps, in my case, I would not have done this but that is what the club directors are there to do,”Ramos told reporters when asked whether changing coach was the right decision. “Madrid fans can savour the taste of not only a great person but a great coach who gave us a lot of titles that we didn’t win for a long time.”
Rafael Benitez is poised to be named Ancelotti’s successor this week and Ramos believes the experience he will bring to the role could be vital.Former Valencia, Liverpool and Chelsea manager, arrived in the Spanish capital on Monday and is expected to be presented by Perez as Madrid’s new coach on Wednesday.
“You know more than me about that,” Ramos said. “Until there is something official I am not going to make any comment on it. Benitez is a great coach. He has lots of experience in Spain, England and Italy, and has always won things. To bring this type of experience is good for the dressing room.”
On the other hand, Madrid continue to be linked with a summer move for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Ramos says he is happy to see his international team-mate performing so well at club level.There was also time for questions to Ramos about his own contract situation, with talks begun after he had played a key role in the club’s Champions League win 12 months ago, having not ended in a pay-rise for the center-half.