When Real Madrid’s season started, Carlo Ancelotti’s side didn’t get off to the best of starts as they lost two out of their first three La Liga games.
The club’s key player, Cristiano Ronaldo, was unhappy, discontented with officials at the club and downbeat due to the poor performances of the team at the start of the season.
Rumours of Ronaldo’s potential Manchester United return started to gather momentum and Ancelotti was under pressure to turn results around quickly for the worry of alienating his superstar.
Sensing danger, Florentino Perez appeared to put pressure on Carlo Ancelotti, who assured him (according to Marca) ‘I’ll sort it out boss’.
He has. Real Madrid have now secured six straight wins in all competitions scoring five times in three matches and eight times during the away win at Deportivo.
Rumours of Ronaldo’s discontent have now died down with his agent, Jorge Mendes, coming out and suggesting there is no possible chance that his player will be heading back to United.
Ancelotti can breathe a sigh of relief and it’s a tribute to his skill as a coach and man manager that the issue of Ronaldo’s departure and unhappiness seems to have disintegrated as he’s started banging in goals left, right and centre.
Perez also deserves a bit of praise for sensing how the poor run of results could affect Real Madrid on multiple fronts and dealing with the matter promptly.
Not all bosses in European football will like their superior getting in their face before a season has really gotten under way but Perez has always had a firm grasp over the consequences which can follow the poor performances of the team.
It’s now Gareth Bale who is the discontented one according to Marca and Perez and Ancelotti will be happy if the rumours of Ronaldo’s return to United disappear, although it’s only likely to be temporary.