The Real Madrid goalkeeper has opened up about his relationship with his now exit coach following Monday’s sacking, but described the Italian as a “noble person”
The captain lost his place to Diego Lopez after an injury during Jose Mourinho’s final season at the Santiago Bernabeu and failed to initially win it back under the Italian, though he has been No.1 this term.
And Casillas has now revealed that he was angered by the original snub but wished Ancelotti well for the future after reflecting on the coach’s departure.
He told Cadena SER: “It is a demanding club and the president and the board have made the best decision.
“But I thank Carlo for what he has done for me, even though last year I was angry because he did not play me much. He is a noble person and I wish him well. Madrid will always be his home.”
Casillas’s own future has been the subject of great speculation following reports Madrid will move for Manchester United keeper David de Gea this summer.
However, the 34-year-old is convinced he will still be at the club next season and has no intention of giving up his shirt without a fight.
“I am sure that I will continue here next season. Sure. I can’t imagine I will not be at the club next season. I want to finish my career here.
“If things were not working I would have to leave, but now I feel good and I am strong. I will face the coming season as if it were my first here, that’s my challenge.”
Casillas was booed by his own supporters in several games towards the end of the season following a number of high-profile mistakes.