Carlo Ancelotti 'is better than Jose Mourinho,' says Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas

Real No 1 prefers the Italian to his former boss

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has stated that former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti 'is better' than their current one, Jose Mourinho.

The 33-year-old had a difficult relationship with Mourinho and after being dropped a couple of times he lost his place permanently in Mourinho's final season at the Bernabeu, not playing in La Liga in the second half of the season.

He continued on the bench last season, though Ancelotti did play him in the victorious Champions League and Copa del Rey campaigns, but after the sale of Diego Lopez to AC Milan he has reclaimed his No 1 spot.

"Ancelotti is better than Mourinho," Casillas told Spanish radio station COPE. "With Mourinho I had a love-hate relationship.

Mourinho dropped Casillas during his final season at the Bernabeu

"In his time here I did not speak to him when we were in the same locker room, nor do I think that I have to talk now when he is already managing another team and I’m with my team.

"It would be a bit self-seeking and little cowardly on my part. I wish things go very well for him. In the time that he was at Real Madrid, he won titles and you have to give him thanks.

"If I cross paths with him tomorrow I am going to extend my hand, then it will be up to him if he shakes it. I think he would shake."