Champions League: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti targets European glory
Carlo Ancelotti wants to go down in history as the coach that guided Real Madrid to their 10th European Cup.
Last Updated: 19/11/13 12:54pm
The Italian, who won the Champions League with AC Milan in 2007, replaced Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu in the summer with a clear brief to secure the fabled Decima while also reining in Primera Division champions Barcelona.
Real are now all but assured of their place in Europe's last 16 but a shaky start to the league season has left Ancelotti's men six points off the pace set by Barca.
City rivals Atletico Madrid are also blazing a trail and beat Los Blancos 1-0 at the Bernabeu in September - their first league triumph in the derby this century - to heap more pressure on the 54-year-old.
The former Chelsea boss does, however, remain confident he can defy any doubters and become an iconic figure in the Spanish capital.
He told Marca: "I hope that someday someone will say that Ancelotti won the 'Decima'.
"There is always a lot of talk about all the coaches that have struggled at Real Madrid, but that just gives me motivation.
"The fans ask for a lot because it's Real Madrid and so that's normal."
Real visit Almeria this weekend before hosting Galatasaray in the Champions League next Wednesday.
A point from the Bernabeu meeting with the Turks would confirm the Spaniards' progression to the knockout stages.