Sergio Ramos has taken a dig at Jose Mourinho by stating there are no more controversies at Real Madrid now that Carlo Ancelotti is in charge, adding that he has learned a lot more from the Italian than he did from the current Chelsea manager.
Mourinho made plenty of headlines during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2010 and 2013 and Ramos is glad things have calmed down again following the arrival of Ancelotti ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.
"Aside from being a great person, Ancelotti has brought a calm and stability that has done away with any controversy outside of the dressing room," Ramos told Marca.
"He's been able to deal with any type of player, any type of problem, as you can see. He makes very calm statements and rarely gives you a headline.
"Aside from my professional relationship with him, I consider him a friend. We chat for hours and I learn a lot from him. You learn more from coaches who have played the game than from those who haven't."
The defender also briefly discussed Ancelotti's future at Madrid and believes the Italian is unlikely to leave.
"I can't comment on Ancelotti's future. He has to decide his own future. However, it'd be hard for him to be any happier than he is here.
"Aside from being at the best club in the world, the food isn't bad and life's good. We have to sell our country as best we can."