And they had interesting hints on where his next destination would be if, as they expected, Real would change their management team.
The defeat meant that Real Madrid have no further realistic trophy ambitions, with Barcelona four points clear with two games left. A win in either of those games will secure the title for Barca.
That means that the only thing Ancelotti will have won this season will be the Uefa Super Cup and the Club World Cup, neither of which are high profile enough to sate the hunger of either the Bernabeu board or the club's supporters.
After the game, Jeff Stelling discussed the possibility that the Italian will still be in charge of Real Madrid next season, and he got a succession of negative answers from the likes of Thierry Henry and Jamie Carragher.
Arsenal legend Henry stated that not only did he expect Ancelotti to leave Madrid, but he also indicated that the Premier League could be his next destination, with rumours circulating in publications such as the Metro that he could replace under fire Manchester City manager Manuel Pellgrini.
“This is Real Madrid, if you don't deliver every year, you have to go. That's just how it is,” the Frenchman said on Sky Sports.
“We would be happy to see him in the Premier League. He's a great manager and a great guy, I worked under him at Juventus”
Ex Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was rather more blunt when discussing the former Milan manager's future, by clearly stating: "“I don't think he will be manager here next year, he will know that better than anyone."