Carlo Ancelotti reiterates desire to continue as Real Madrid boss
Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated a desire to stay as Real Madrid supervisor for as lengthy as doable amid recommendations that he may depart Bernabeu on the finish of the season.
The 63-year-old returned to Los Blancos for a second spell in 2021, and he loved a vastly profitable 2021-22 marketing campaign on the helm, successful La Liga, the UEFA Tremendous Cup and the Champions League.
Real Madrid are nonetheless on for a treble this time period, at the moment sitting second within the La Liga desk, 9 factors behind leaders Barcelona, whereas they’re within the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey and quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Ancelotti has a contract at Bernabeu till June 2024, however there was hypothesis surrounding his future, with Brazil thought to be eager to appoint the Italian as their new head coach.
The skilled supervisor was quizzed about his future throughout his press convention to preview Real Madrid’s La Liga conflict with Barcelona on Sunday night time.
Ancelotti mentioned that it will likely be up to the membership to determine whether or not he continues as head coach, however the Italian could be ready to keep ‘for the remainder of his life’.
“My analysis is one thing that the membership has to do and never me. I’ve already mentioned that I would love to keep for the remainder of my life however I do know that that is inconceivable. No matter occurs, the membership will determine on the finish of the season,” the Italian informed reporters.
“My thought is to continue and what the membership decides might be what counts. If they need me, I’ll get pleasure from it. If not, I’ll get pleasure from it for as lengthy as I’ve left. I’ll be pleased about life.”
There’s strain on Real Madrid to choose up a optimistic outcome towards Barcelona, with the reigning champions 9 factors behind the Catalan outfit forward of Sunday’s El Clasico.
“We’ve an obstacle within the league and within the cup. Not within the Champions League. We’re solely enthusiastic about decreasing the factors tomorrow towards Barcelona,” Ancelotti added throughout his press convention.
“It’s totally troublesome to say what tomorrow’s sport might be as a result of every one has its personal historical past. Barcelona defended quite a bit within the cup sport, it is true, however this one may very well be completely different relying on what occurs. If we rating, in the event that they rating.
“From January 22 till now, the staff has carried out very nicely. We’re in a great second, we’re very motivated and excited.
“The bodily information is excellent and within the technical and tactical facet now we have improved quite a bit, we’re higher in defence. I feel we will do very nicely.”
Real Madrid might be with out the providers of David Alaba on Sunday due to a hamstring harm, however Karim Benzema has been declared match after recovering from the knock that he suffered towards Liverpool.