The Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has made it public about his relationship with his now exit coach, Ancelotti, following Monday’s sacking. The Italian coach ended his two-year term at Bernabeu following his sacking, despite delivering four trophies during that time.
He admitted that he did no always see eye to eye with the coach following the sacking. The captain found his relationship was no longer healthy since he lost his place to Diego Lopez after an injury he sustained during Jose Mourinho’s final season at Bernabeu.
The goalkeeper was an ever-present for the Spanish giants this season, but was unhappy with Ancelloti when he chose Lopez as the club’s No. 1 ahead of him for 2013/2014 season. And Casillas has now revealed that he was angered at Ancelottu by the original snub, but wished the coach well for the future after reflecting on the coach’s departure.
Casillas even mentions that the club have made the correct decision parting company with Ancelotti, although he will always have admiration for the 55-year-old coach by saying that he is actually ‘a noble man’. “It is a demanding club and the president and the board have made the best decision. But I thank Carlo for what he has done for me, even though last year I was angry because he did not play me much,” claimed Casillas. “He is a noble person and I wish him well. Madrid will always be his home.”
On the other hand, Casillas’ own future has been the subject of great speculation following reports Madrid will move for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea for the upcoming summer. However the veteran keeper is convinced he will still be at the club next season and has no intention of giving up his shirt without a fight.
“I am sure that I will continue here next season. Sure. I can’t imagine I will not be at the club next season. I want to finish my career here,” admitted Casillas.