Carlo Ancelotti handed a two-match ban

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A trophyless season at the Santiago Bernab?u tends to lead to a jobless manager and, with Carlo Ancelotti handed a two-match ban, forced to sit in the stands against Espanyol and Getafe, in all probability he has occupied his place pitchside for the last time.

This article titled ?Carlo Ancelotti nears end at Real Madrid, a club who never truly believe in any coach? was written by Sid Lowe in Madrid, for The Guardian on Thursday 14th May 2015 13.31 UTC

Carlo Ancelotti left his technical area and headed down the tunnel, never to return. Real Madrid had just been knocked out of the Champions League, Juventus?s players streaming across the pitch to celebrate with their fans high in the north stand, and unless there is a miracle Madrid will not win the league title either. A trophyless season at the Santiago Bernab?u tends to lead to a jobless manager and, with Ancelotti handed a two-match ban, forced to sit in the stands against Espanyol and Getafe, in all probability he has occupied his place pitchside for the last time.

The Italian was under no illusions. He has long known that support for him at boardroom level was limited and that defeat could mean dismissal. His authority has been undermined by Florentino P?rez, a president who does not believe in him, not least because he does not truly believe in any coach. Ancelotti knows that and at the end of the game, he appeared resigned to his fate. ?I would like to stay but I know very well how things are in football,? he said.

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