Carlo Ancelotti recreates famous 'Don Carlo' picture at Real Madrid title parade

  • Real Madrid celebrated La Liga triumph with parade on Sunday
  • Carlo Ancelotti recreated image in sunglasses and smoking cigar
  • Italian has hailed his current squad as the best he's ever worked with
Ancelotti was up to his old tricks
Ancelotti was up to his old tricks / Florencia Tan Jun/GettyImages

Carlo Ancelotti was again spotted in sunglasses and smoking a cigar during Real Madrid's La Liga title celebrations.

Los Blancos were confirmed as the new champions of Spain last week, sealing the title with four games of the season remaining.

Instead of waiting until the end of their campaign, Madrid instead decided to throw a parade on Sunday, less than 24 hours after securing a 4-0 victory away at Granada.

Spirits were high as the first-team made their way through the city on an open-top bus, and Ancelotti decided to don a famous look of his.

During a similar trophy parade in 2022, Ancelotti was papped wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigar atop the team bus, surrounded by Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Eder Militao and David Alaba.

After Saturday's win at Granada, Ancelotti promised to bring back that look and stayed true to his word, taking to Madrid's new bus with sunglasses across his face and a cigar in his mouth.

The same quartet of players joined in for the picture, with Eduardo Camavinga also getting in on the act. Ancelotti later commented to a large crowded gathered on the streets below: "I have a dance with Eduardo Camavinga!"

Madrid could end the season with one further trophy after reaching the Champions League final, where they will face Borussia Dortmund. Los Blancos came from behind to beat Bayern Munich late on in the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday, after which Ancelotti proclaimed this was the best squad he has worked with in his esteemed career.

"I'm really grateful to them because they worked really hard, there has been a fantastic atmosphere. They are really humble, really generous," Ancelotti said.

"I think it's the best squad that I've ever had in my career."