Carlo Ancelotti replaced by son Davide in Real Madrid dugout even though he is BANNED from giving team orders

Carlo Ancelotti replaced by son Davide in Real Madrid dugout even though he is BANNED from giving team orders

April 2, 2022

CARLO ANCELOTTI was replaced by his SON in Real Madrid’s dugout this evening.

But offspring Davide could not dish out team orders due to not having the required LICENCE.


Ancelotti, 62, was unable to make Saturday’s LaLiga clash against Celta Vigo after testing positive for Covid.

And it meant his assistant, son Davide, was the main man on Real’s bench.

However, there was an issue in terms of Davide actually dishing out instructions to players from the technical area.

That’s because Spanish Federation rules require the person in the space to hold a Continental Pro Licence.

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Davide, who is fluent in four languages, only has a Uefa ‘A’ badge.

And he was required to remain seated on the bench throughout the game.

But Davide found a way to make things work, as he was spotted communicating with dad Ancelotti using a headset.

And it was Real’s goalkeeper coach Luis Llopis who then barked the instructions from the technical area.

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It was not the first time Ancelotti Jr had been forced to step in, as he took charge of Napoli’s 2-1 defeat against Roma in 2019.

The 32-year-old has worked under his father since 2012, starting off as a coach at Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

Davide was then promoted to assistant manager at Bayern Munich before continuing the role at Napoli and Everton.

He remains No2 in Ancelotti’s second spell at Real, regularly overseeing training sessions.

And with his dad sidelined, Davide was the side’s tactical leader at Celta Vigo.

Things got off to a flyer for Real when they took the lead after just 19 minutes.

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The visitors won a penalty after breaking on a swift counter.

And Karim Benzema was on hand to fire the ball home for 1-0.

Real then got a scare before half-time when Celta Vigo equalised in the 39th minute through Thiago Galhardo.

But teammate Iago Aspas was deemed offside in the build-up and it was ruled out by VAR.

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