There’s no winning team like Real Madrid. But this year, they were knocked out by Juventus in the Champions League semifinals, while Barcelona won La Liga – and Los Blancos can’t forgive a title-less season. No one knows this more than Carlo Ancelotti and Chicharito Hernández, both of whom will be leaving the club. Ancelotti has been fired as manager and Real Madrid has declined the option to buy Chicharito.
Real Madrid’s president Florentino Pérez made the Ancelotti announcement during a press conference held today, but gave little details regarding the reasons behind the Italian coach’s firing. Just last year, Ancelotti won the coveted 10th European title for Madrid after only one season as manager.
With Ancelotti’s future at Madrid decided, Javier Hernandez is apparently also leaving the team. According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Real Madrid will pass on the buy clause on Chicharito’s loan contract, and the Mexican player will have to return to Manchester United. The 26 year-old Mexican player has formal offers from English teams Southampton and West Ham as well as Italian Inter, but with Radamel Falcao’s confirmed exit from United, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Dutch coach Louis van Gaal decided to keep Chicharito on the squad.
Chicharito’s best Real Madrid performance came after his winning goal against Atlético Madrid in the Champion’s league quarterfinals.
Madrid doesn’t forgive statistics. Not Ancelotti’s, nor Chicharito’s, and both are already off Madrid’s radar.