David Beckham has said that it will be a big mistake for Real Madrid to sack manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian has come under pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu, following a poor run of results in 2015, which has seen Barcelona overtake them at the top of La Liga.
Beckham, who featured for Ancelotti at AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, has hailed his former boss and called on Madrid to stick with him.
“Is he the right man for the job? For me he is, yes,” the former Real Madrid midfielder told AS. “Because he knows how to get respect out of the players, he knows how to get the best out of the players – and the players respect him, as does everybody in the football world. For me, yes.
“I love Carlo, he’s one of the best people I’ve ever spent time with, one of the best managers I’ve ever been managed by. He’s a manager who has humility, he has so much passion for the game, he’s a winner, he’s always been successful wherever he has gone and for me, he’s not just one of the nicest people in the world but also one of the best managers I have ever played under.
“To see the success he has already had at Real Madrid for me is incredible and not surprising. I look at him as a person and as a manager – as a person, you can’t get any better and as a manager, the same. He’s one of the best.”
Madrid travel to the Nou Camp to face Barcelona in Sunday’s El Clasico.