Carlo Ancelotti: This Real Madrid legend saved my job

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Real Madrid will face a familiar face this weekend, as the Los Blancos are away to Sevilla.

Club legend Sergio Ramos has joined his boyhood club Sevilla, and coach Carlo Ancelotti is looking forward to seeing the Spaniard again.

Ahead of this weekend’s clash, Ancelotti has heaped massive praise on Ramos, and even credited the veteran defender for saving his job.

“I’d love to see [Ramos] and say hello,” Ancelotti said in a news conference on Friday. “I have affection for all the players I’ve had, but above all I have special affection for him.

“If I’m here today it’s because of Sergio Ramos. If he hadn’t scored the goal in the [Champions League] final, I probably wouldn’t be here. For that, and for everything he did for this club, everybody has a lot of affection for him… He’ll play well for sure. Let’s hope he doesn’t score but if he does, he can [celebrate] however he wants!”