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La Liga News: 26 May 2015; Real Madrid Sack Carlo Ancelotti, Valencia sign Joao Cancelo

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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Real Madrid after two seasons - ESPN FC
Carlo Ancelotti has been fired as manager of Real Madrid, club president Florentino Perez announced on Monday. After winning the Champions League in his first season in charge, Ancelotti failed to claim any major trophies in 2014-15, leading the club to announce his departure two days after the end of their campaign.

Florentino Perez fires Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid - ESPN FC
His players have spoken out: They want him to stay. Those fans polled by the Madrid media want him to stay, and by an overwhelming majority. The Bernabeu faithful, very rarely faithful when it comes right down to it, have used their voices in an informal plebiscite; they'd have him back next season. He, himself, wants to stay.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss | Sky Sports
After weeks of speculation about his future, Ancelotti was sacked as Real boss on Monday with club president Florentino Perez announcing the time had come for a "change of direction". Napoli boss Benitez has emerged as favourite to be the new boss, and Bronzetti fully expects the 55-year-old Spaniard, who started his managerial career with Real's reserve side, to become the club's 13th coach since 2003.

Carlo Ancelotti sacked: Real Madrid's 11 managers this century | Sky Sports
Ancelotti’s time is up after committing the ultimate sin – not winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey or Champions League this season. In the last 32 years, not one Real Madrid manager has earned another season having won nothing the previous. Memories are short, and despite winning Real’s 10th Champions League crown last term, Ancelotti’s third personally, the failure to progress in 2014/15 has cost him.

Below-par campaign for Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Despite going ahead through Cristiano Ronaldo the home side crumbled in the face of Juve's determination and greater desire. Gareth Bale missed several chances, Ronaldo went AWOL after scoring from the spot and to cap it all, the one that got away, Alvaro Morata, returned to remind the Bernabeu big cheeses that casting off homegrown talent for a fish about in the summer market doesn't always pay dividends.

Has Real Madrid treated Carlo Ancelotti badly? -
In 2003, Vicente del Bosque was sacked following a three-and-a-half year spell that had seen him lead the club to two Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup. The Blancos had won the league only two days earlier but the message was clear … it was the Champions League that was the real mission, and failure to win in Europe represented outright failure, whatever the achievements domestically.

Hierro to leave Madrid | Football Espana
Fernando Hierro is expected to leave his post as a Real Madrid assistant, but it’s not related to Carlo Ancelotti’s departure. Ancelotti was sacked on Monday but Marca reports Hierro’s decision is unrelated and more to do with the former Spain international looking for a new challenge.

Sami Khedira nearing Juventus transfer from Real - reports - ESPN FC
Juventus are closing in on the signing of Sami Khedira from Real Madrid, according to reports in Italy. Khedira is one of Juventus' main transfer targets this summer, regardless of whether they sell one or both of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal.

Valencia sign Joao Cancelo on a permanent deal until 2021 - Inside Spanish Football
Cancelo was one of many of Valencia’s season-long loan deals with a obligatory purchase option, as the club was still finalising the sale to Peter Lim. Shortly after the sale of the club was finalised, Valencia secured the permenant transfers of Andre Gomes and Rodrigo Moreno, but continued to hold out on Cancelo.

Valencia want Espanyol’s Casilla | Football Espana
Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is a contender to replace the injured Diego Alves at Valencia, reports claim. Alves tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Los Che’s last game of the season, the 3-2 win at Almeria, and is expected to miss a significant portion of 2015 as a result.

Gael Kakuta agrees four-year deal to leave Chelsea for Sevilla | GiveMeSport
Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta has agreed a four-year deal with Sevilla and negotiations are now in place to see him move there this summer, according to reports. The Daily Star, citing the latest information to be found in French newspaper L’Equipe, relay how the midfielder is looking to move to Spain permanently after failing to establish himself at Stamford Bridge.

Man Utd target Nicolas Otamendi wants to leave Valencia, says agent | Sky Sports
He has been linked with a move to United since January, and his representative Eugenio Lopez says the centre-back wants to leave the Mestalla. Speaking to Radio Valencia Cadena Ser, Lopez said: "Nico wants to leave Valencia and is going to do everything possible to achieve it.

Vietto to replace Mandzukic? | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid are reportedly willing to let Mario Mandzukic leave after a single season and want to replace him with Villarreal’s Luciano Vietto. Marca claims Vietto is Atleti’s No.1 target for the summer and the club first tried to sign him when he was playing in Argentina. Vietto has previously worked with Diego Simeone, at Racing, and has caught the eye in his debut season in Spain.

Porto confirm Bueno capture | Football Espana
Porto have confirmed the free transfer signing of Rayo Vallecano forward Alberto Bueno on a five-year deal. Bueno leaves Vallecas after two years with the Madrid-based outfit, recording 17 League goals in his final campaign as Paco Jemez’s side finished 11th.

David Moyes insists he is staying at Real Sociedad | Sky Sports
Moyes moved to Sociedad in November, six months after his tenure at Manchester United ended, and has guided the Spanish side to 12th in La Liga this term. And despite revealing he had opportunities to work in England again before his move to Spain, Moyes is adamant he is sticking with his decision to make a success of himself abroad.

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