After an incredible career, Carlo Ancelotti claims that retirement is within his sights
Carlo Ancelotti has had quite the storied career but when his time with Real Madrid is up, he believes it will be time to leave it all behind and face retirement.
“After this Real Madrid chapter, I will probably retire. But if Real wants me to stay here 10 years, I’ll stay another 10 years,” said Ancelotti to Prime Video Italia.
It doesn’t seem like Madrid will be eager to get rid of Ancelotti if he continues at the rate he’s going. With Champions League hopes still alive and a record 35th LaLiga title for the club, Madrid are performing well under the Italian manager.
With his success at Madrid, Ancelotti has become the first manager to win the championship in each of Europe’s five major leagues having won in Spain with Madrid, England with Chelsea, Italy with AC Milan, France with PSG and Germany with Bayern Munich.
“National team in the future can be an option. Canada? Why not? I’d like it”. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/mjhBQm5qJn
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 3, 2022
Pep Guardiola gives top praise
To finish this season in an even better position, Ancelotti will hope to defeat Man City for a spot in the Champions League final.
While it’s sure to be a competitive clash, Pep Guardiola gave the utmost respect for Ancelotti ahead of their side’s second-leg clash.
“I want to congratulate him for the Spanish League,” said Guardiola.
“I did it when he came last week. I admire the trajectories from someone who’s a football player and manages for a long time. He’s been all around the world in the biggest football countries with fantastic teams, everywhere and always.
🗣 “I was lucky to meet him years ago and every time you are with him, you feel he is a calm person. His teams express perfectly who he is.”
Pep Guardiola is complimentary of Carlo Ancelotti after he lead Real Madrid to a La Liga title pic.twitter.com/wVoEi9WK8B
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 3, 2022
“He did an incredible job, good result and his football always is really good. He knows exactly what you have to do in every game and apart from that, he’s an exceptional person.
“I was lucky to have met him years ago and every time you are with him it feels like he’s a calm person and he knows how to control his emotions and feelings and I think his teams express perfectly who he is.”