Former Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, revealed that the Welsh winger's agent went behind his back to complain to Florentino Perez.

Ancelotti said the agent of the star went to club president Florentino Perez to ask if he could change the Welsh winger's position mid-season.

Bale was a key figure for Madrid in Ancelotti's first campaign in charge, scoring crucial goals in both the Champions League and Copa del Rey finals. The Italian's relationship with the former Tottenham star deteriorated in 2014-15, though, as the 26-year-old asked to play in a more central position.

Ancelotti revealed this in his book 'Quiet Leadership: Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches.' He writes:

"One morning in March I received a phone call from the Madrid general director saying that the president wanted to speak with me at the end of training that day.
“This was very unusual. When I visited the president, he told me that Bale's agent had been to his office to speak about the 'Bale situation.'

"In January, Bale's agent had been saying things and perhaps felt his position was strong because he had already spoken with the president. Now he was telling the president that Bale was unhappy in his position. He wanted to play more centrally.

"The president asked me what we were going to do and I told him 'Nothing'. It was impossible to change his position at that stage of the season because I would have had to change the whole system and move many more players around. I also told the president that I was surprised the player could not speak directly with me. That would be normal. I would have expected the player to come to see me.

The coach added that the striker has world class qualities and was just trying to help him “understand his core strengths,” then he wrote further that he called the player and explained things to him as he couldn’t change the team mid season.