Carlo Ancelotti extended his very good record in league debuts in Almeria, although with more suffering than might have been expected during the 2-1 win.
A defeat to Bologna in August 2008 remains the only reverse in Ancelotti’s 27 league debuts in top-flight matches.
At no club have his performances been as remarkable as at Real Madrid. In 177 games as Real Madrid coach, Almeria was his 130th victory.
That puts his winning percentage as Real Madrid coach at 73.45 percent. It is the highest among the 10 teams he has coached, followed by the 70 percent with which he left Bayern Munich.
Interestingly, the lowest winning percentage was the one with which he led Reggiana to Serie A. That year he won 41.46 percent of games, which was enough to finish fourth and occupy the last promotion spot.
Leading the way on the Real Madrid win percentage charts
When Real Madrid visit Celta Vigo this Saturday, Ancelotti will equal Jose Mourinho’s 178 games in charge of Los Blancos. He is now in sixth place on the list.
In front is the imposing figure of Miguel Munoz, with his 605 games in 16 seasons. But, when it comes to winning percentage, there is no one who can match Ancelotti’s 73.45 percent record. He is just ahead of Mourinho, with 71.91 percent.
The difference becomes clearer when the titles won are put on the table. With the Italian, eight titles have already arrived in the Real Madrid museum, including two Champions League titles.
With Mourinho on the bench, Real Madrid were champions three times: Copa del Rey in 2011, LaLiga Santander in 2012 and the Supercopa de Espana in 2012.
The Champions League was Mourinho’s undoing. He finally got Real Madrid out of the round of 16, but three times he fell at the semi-finals.
Carlo Ancelotti has said he believes Real Madrid can improve on last year’s LaLiga and Champions League double — and don’t need to add another forward to the squad — as they prepare to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday.
Madrid won LaLiga by 13 points last season and beat Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool on their way to lifting a 14th Champions League title.
The Super Cup clash with Europa League winners Frankfurt in Helsinki is the first of six trophies up for grabs for Madrid this year, before they get their 2022-23 LaLiga campaign underway at Almeria on Sunday.
“We’ve signed two players [Antonio Rudiger and Aurelien Tchouameni] who have improved the physical and technical quality of the team,” Ancelotti said in a pre-match news conference on Tuesday.
“We’ve had another year of working together, improving the alchemy between the veterans and youngsters. That was one of the successes of the team last year, and that can improve, because we’re more used to being together.”
Madrid missed out on signing Kylian Mbappe in May when he decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, and forwards Luka Jovic and Borja Mayoral have both left the club this summer, but Ancelotti insisted that the team have sufficient options in attack to challenge on multiple fronts.
“We have a lot of forwards,” he said. “It’s a good list: Karim [Benzema], Mariano [Diaz], [Eden] Hazard, Rodrygo, Vinicius [Junior], [Marco] Asensio.
“When you’re missing the best forward in the world [Benzema] of course that affects the team. But we have solutions. Replacing Karim is impossible.”
Benzema — who will lead the team in Helsinki having been named club captain after the departure of Marcelo — agreed that Madrid have the players to improve on last year.
“Age doesn’t exist,” the 34-year-old said. “It’s true that we aren’t young, but we work hard on the pitch and off the pitch. We have a good squad, let’s hope it’s better than last year.
“I don’t know [if I need a substitute]. There’s a coach here and the president too, I’m not here to answer that.”
Frankfurt were beaten 6-1 at home by Bayern Munich on Friday in the opening game of the Bundesliga season, but Ancelotti said they are opponents to be taken seriously.
“We won’t be fooled,” the Italian said. “They played a great Europa League. They deserved to win it, they played some very strong teams. They’re a dynamic team with intensity.”
Frankfurt confirmed earlier on Tuesday that they would be without forward Filip Kostic for the Super Cup, as the player is in talks over a move away from the club.
C.Arlo Ancelotti extended his excellent league debut record in Almeria, albeit with more pain than could have been expected during the 2-1 win.
A defeat against Bologna in August 2008 remains the only defeat AncelottiThe 27 debuts in the league in top flight matches.
In no club has his performances been as extraordinary as in real Madrid. In 177 games like real Madrid trainer, Almeria what is his 130th victory.
This puts his win percentage as real Madrid coach at 73.45 percent. It is the highest of the 10 teams he has coached, followed by the 70 percent he left with Bayern Monaco.
Interestingly, the lowest win percentage was the one he drove with Reggiana in Serie A. That year he won 41.46 percent of the games, enough to finish fourth and take the last place in promotion.
At the top of the rankings Real Madrid’s percentage of victories
when real Madrid visit Celta Vigo this Saturday, Ancelotti will equal Jose Mourinho’s 178 games at the helm of the Blancos. It is now in sixth place on the list.
Opposite is the imposing figure of Miguel Munoz, with his 605 games in 16 seasons. But, when it comes to payout percentage, there is no one that can match Ancelottiis the record of 73.45 percent. It is just ahead Mourinhowith 71.91 percent.
The difference becomes more evident when the titles are put on the table. Eight league titles have already arrived with the Italian real Madrid museum, including two Champions League titles.
With Mourinho on the bench, real Madrid they have been champions three times: Copa del Rey in 2011, LaLiga Santander in 2012 and Supercopa de Espana in 2012.
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