Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed one of the reasons for his 2015 departure from La Liga giants Real Madrid was Florentino Perez questioning the former Los Blancos boss’ decision to replace Gareth Bale against Valencia.
Carlo Ancelotti substituted the Wales international for Sami Khedira in the 71st minute during their 2-1 defeat at the Mestalla Stadium at the beginning of 2015 in a move that Bale’s agent allegedly opposed.
And in his book titled ‘Quiet Leadership: Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches,’ the 57-year-old opened up about how the incident altered his relationship with the club’s president.
“The CEO told me the president wanted to talk to me. When I went to his office, he told me that Bale had called him. I had replaced him on January 4. Bale’s agent had complained. The president told me what he was going to do,” he said.
“Since then, the relationship with the president changed and has not been the same.”