Updated: Carlo Ancelotti Officially Returns at Real Madrid After Six Years

Real Madrid were surpassed at the last corner by Juventus in the race to appoint Massimiliano Allegri but will still have an Italian coach on the bench. The Merengues successfully managed to free up Carlo Ancelotti from his contract with Everton and gave him a three-year deal. The gaffer led the Galacticos to their historic Décima, their tenth Champions League victory, in 2014.

The Grass Is Greener: Real Madrid’s Road to Kiev

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, they say. We may be in love with Italian calcio, but there’s more to football than what happens south of the Alps. As the Champions League Final approaches, The Cult of Calcio’s Spanish correspondent Carlos Molano takes a look at Real Madrid’s road towards Kiev, mixing personal memories with the club’s recent history.