Crazy story out of Madrid where Carlo Ancelotti has been told by UEFA he cannot sit on the Real Madrid bench until he sits an exam.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Ancelotti, who is one of the most successful coaches in history, had his coaching license expire on New Year’s Eve.
Rather than just renew his license, UEFA has somehow decided that Carlo Ancelotti has to take, and pass, an exam before he can sit on the bench again.
The report claims the Spanish Federation have contacted UEFA to politely suggest putting Ancelotti through an examination process after 1,200 games is going to make all involved look rather silly.
Hard to understand how Real Madrid let this situation get to this. Surely they knew months ago, that Ancelotti’s license needed renewed at the end of last season. Its a clerical issue by the Spanish champions, but there is no need for UEFA to try and treat one of the best coaches of all-time like a first time coach.
That is unless UEFA is playing hard ball with Real Madrid, who are still at war with UEFA over the failed Super League idea. This might be UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin firing a shot at Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez over that, and Ancelotti is collateral damage.