Cristiano Ronaldo tweets support for Carlo Ancelotti ahead of crunch meeting this week
Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid not to sack manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Italian has been widely tipped to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season after the club came up short in both the Primera Division and the Champions League.
Reports have named Napoli boss Rafael Benitez as his likely replacement.
But Ronaldo, who scored his eighth hat-trick of the season as Madrid crushed Getafe 7-3 on Saturday, said he wanted to continue working with Ancelotti.
Madrid's star man posted a picture of the pair together on Twitter, accompanied by the message: "Great coach and amazing person. Hope we work together next season."
After the game, Ancelotti told Real's website: "I am not going to say anything more than I said yesterday. I have to wait.
Great coach and amazing person. Hope we work together next season. pic.twitter.com/HqHHGjGGUH— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) May 23, 2015
"We are going to meet next week to discuss my future at the club. Nobody is in a rush.
"The club are calmly thinking about what they have to do in order to take the right decision and I am waiting because I am not in a hurry".