Carlo Ancelotti Will ‘Probably’ Retire After Real Madrid Job, But Prepared to Stay Several Years at Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has said he will “most likely” retire when the La Liga champions leave, but is ready to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu for several years.

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On Saturday, the 62-year-old Italian became the first coach in history to win all five of Europe’s major leagues this season with Real, who also faces Manchester City on Wednesday in the Champions League semi-final second leg.

“After Real, yes, I might stop,” Ancelotti said in an interview with Prime Video in an interview that was partially broadcast on Tuesday.

“But if Real stays here for 10 years, I will train here for 10 years.”

The Italian is under contract with the Spanish giants until 2024, after returning to the club for a second term last year from Everton.

Ancelotti said he wanted to spend more time with his family and travel, but did not rule out the possibility of leading a national team to the 2026 World Cup finals in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

He added, “I would like to spend time with my grandchildren, go on vacation with my wife. There are a lot of things I have neglected and I would like to do …

“Yes, there could be a national team but it is premature at the moment.”

Ancelotti was Italy’s assistant coach during their run to the 1994 World Cup Final in the USA, where they lost to Brazil on penalties.

He is seeking to win the Champions League for the fourth time this season, after two wins with Milan in 2003 and 2007 and success during his first spell in Madrid in 2014.

Real Madrid will try to overturn their 4-3 deficit in the first leg against Manchester City, with a place in the final against Liverpool or Villarreal in Paris.

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