Carlo Ancelotti expects retirement after current Real Madrid run


After an incredible career, Carlo Ancelotti says retirement is in his sights

Carlo Ancelotti has had quite a storied career, but when his time with Real Madrid is over, he believes it will be time to leave everything behind and face retirement.

“After this chapter of Real Madrid, I will probably retire. But if Real wants me to stay here for 10 years, I will stay for another 10 years,” Ancelotti told Prime Video Italia.

It doesn’t look like Madrid are in a rush to get rid of Ancelotti if he continues at the pace he is going. With Champions League hopes still alive and a record 35th La Liga title for the club, Madrid are doing well under the Italian manager.

With his success at Madrid, Ancelotti became the first manager to win the league in each of Europe’s five major leagues after winning in Spain with Madrid, England with Chelsea, Italy with AC Milan, France with PSG and in Germany with Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola praises

To finish this season in an even better position, Ancelotti will hope to beat Man City for a place in the Champions League final.

Although it’s sure to be a competitive clash, Pep Guardiola gave Ancelotti the utmost respect ahead of his side’s second leg.

“I want to congratulate him for the Spanish League,” Guardiola said.

“I did when he came last week. I admire the trajectories of someone who is a footballer and has been managing for a long time. He has toured the world to the biggest footballing countries with fantastic teams, everywhere and always.

“He did an amazing job, a good result and his football is always very good. He knows exactly what you have to do in every game and apart from that he is an exceptional person.

“I was lucky enough to have met him years ago and every time you are with him you get the impression that he is a calm person and knows how to control his emotions and his feelings and I think his teams perfectly express who he is.”

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