Former Madrid president blasts Galactico duo

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Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has slammed new star signing Gareth Bale and new manager Carlo Ancelotti, claiming they do not have what it takes to succeed at the club, according to Goal.

The 62-year-old resigned from the Real Madrid presidency in 2009 and is not impressed with Madrid's acquisition of Bale, who broke records when he moves to the club this summer.

"Bale seems to me like the opposite of what 'The Lion King' Ronaldo stands for," he said.

"Bale seems psychologically fragile to me, one who suffers. To play for Real, you must have nerves of steel. The pressure is bigger than at any other club in the world."

Bale earned his transfer after scoring 21 goals for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last season and has started to hit form at Real Madrid after his injury troubled start, with two assists and two goals in the recent 7-3 win against Seville.

Calderon also feels that the double Champions League winning manager Ancelotti, is not the right man to have replace Jose Mourinho at Madrid. The former Chelsea boss has yet to see his team truly show the form they are capable of, and Calderon believes it is because he is not suited to the Spanish giants.

"It seems to me that Ancelotti does not have the personality and charisma to lead Real Madrid," the ex-Los Blancos president said.

"The team have yet to play a defined, organised and homogeneous football, and they concede too many goals.

"Among other things, I was surprised when they told me that in the summer he turned just 54. I saw him already close to retirement."

Ancelotti came in from Paris Saint-Germain where he won the league title last season.

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