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Ancelotti defined Gattuso as "the only footballer who is also my friend", Gattuso told about Ancelotti that "I call him in the most difficult moments". But since then the relationship has deteriorated

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After Gennaro Gattuso was appointed Napoli coach instead of Carlo Ancelotti in December 2019, he gave an interview and said that he received the team in a bad state, especially physically.

"In the last two years, things have not gone well here," he said and signaled a big rift with the mentor.

Today (Wednesday, 21:00, Sport2) Real Madrid will play against Valencia in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup and Ancelotti and Gattuso will meet for the fourth time on the lines.

Yesterday Carloto said that "our relationship is not good. We had personal problems that I don't want to talk about", after which Gattuso confirmed that they had not spoken for about a year.

Maybe tonight the ice will break.

Gattuso was one of Ancelotti's "favorite sons" during his long coaching career.

"He is the only player who is also my friend. The only footballer with whom I could establish a relationship like between brothers," he once said, while Gattuso said: "Carlo is more than a coach for me.

An exciting birthday greeting in "Gazzetta dello Sport".

Gattuso and Ancelotti (Photo: GettyImages, PACO SERINELLI)

When Gattuso celebrated his 40th birthday in 2018, Gazzetta dello Sport published a special and moving column by Ancelotti, who, among other things, wrote: "40 years Reno, this is a special event. You deserve more than a phone call from me, more than one of the routine conversations between us. I see you on the Milan bench, acting like a madman. Running, shouting, aiming, cheering - and I understand that you are the right man for the job. Milan needs your passion, your character, your spirit.

"Eight years or so, It's been a while since I trained you.

I remember that before games it was impossible to approach you.

You were tense and had your own way of preparing for games.

But I found the formula.

A little joke between us, a little laughter, walking together near the dressing room...

"How many times have I seen you helping a teammate? Encouraging a player who is in a difficult time, pushing him forward. This is real football. Beyond tactics, patterns of play, formations, there are human beings And in soccer teams there are people who make the difference.

"Do you remember the training camp in Malta in January 2007? I promised you that I would take you to the final of the Champions League. You thought I was crazy, but we did it and we even won. And you, Rino, you were the soul of that Milan."

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From coach and player, they became colleagues and rivals (Photo: GettyImages)

Gattuso has played under Ancelotti in 323 games, more than any other manager, followed by Alberto Zaccroni with 56. On the other hand, only Pippo Inzaghi (332), Andre Pirlo (327) and Clarence Seedorf (325) have played for Ancelotti more than the midfielder the energetic.

But none of them had an almost family relationship with the coach.

Relations were warm and compliments flew in the air whenever someone just asked.

Ancelotti still praised even after Gattuso hung up his boots and his player, became a colleague and a rival.

After all, he wrote the same moving column in "Gazetta" when Gattuso was the coach of Milan.

But then came the feeling of betrayal.

The aforementioned explosion came after Ancelotti felt that Gattuso was not giving him his back when the media slandered the work he did in southern Italy.

Yesterday, the Valencia coach tried to explain: "When I went to coach Napoli, the media talked to me about the fact that the team is good, but that it has problems. But he knows how much I appreciate him personally and professionally."

Tonight they will meet for the fourth time and the first since the 2018/19 season, and someone will break the tie.

Ancelotti won 2:3 in the league with a big turnaround after a 2:0 deficit.

The next match in the league ended in 0:0 and in the Gattuso Cup Milan beat Napoli and Carloto 0:2 with a brace by Krzysztof Piontek.

  • sport

  • world football

  • Spanish league


  • Gennaro Gattuso

  • Carlo Ancelotti

  • Real Madrid

  • Valencia

Source: walla

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