Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says that he feels “sorry” for David Moyes following Manchester United’s decision to sack him.

The Scot was given his marching orders yesterday after a disappointing 10 months in charge of the Red Devils, in which time the club have slipped from their role as English football’s top side to one that will not even be in the Champions League next term.

In the meantime Ryan Giggs has taken over in the dugout, but a big name coach is expected to be drafted in during the summer in a bid to get things back on track at United.

Ancelotti has been linked with the job, and the Italian says that he has a great deal of sympathy for Moyes following his dismissal:

“I feel sorry for David Moyes but that’s the life of a football coach.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“Sometimes it doesn’t go well for you and you are sacked.

“I’m sure Moyes is going to get another team and another opportunity but I always feel bad when a coach is sacked.

“I am a little surprised because Manchester United don’t normally do this.”

Ancelotti has already enjoyed one spell in England with Chelsea, where he won the Premier League title and FA Cup in 2009/10.