Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has sent his support to former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova.

Vilanova stepped down from the job on Friday.

Ancelotti said: "I'd like to send my colleague Tito a message of support and encouragement. It saddens me. He's a fighter and will go on fighting. I'd like to let him know that he has the whole squad and the club behind him. We hope that everything turns out well."