Carlo Ancelotti to 'probably' retire after his stint at Real Madrid ends
- Carlo Ancelotti plans on retiring after his job at Real Madrid ends
- He became the first coach to win all five top league titles in Europe
- He is under contract with Real until 2024
Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of Real Madrid, has stated that he will ‘probably’ retire when he leaves the La Liga champions, but that he is willing to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu for a number of years.
With Real Madrid, the 62-year-old Italian became the first coach in history to win all five of Europe's top titles this season. Real also faces Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.
Ancelotti told Prime Video in an interview on Tuesday, "After Real, yes, I probably stop."
"But if Real keep me here for 10 years, I'll coach here for 10 years," he added.
The Italian is under contract with the Spanish giants until 2024, having returned to the club for a second stint as manager last year after leaving Everton. Ancelotti stated that he would like to spend more time with his family and travel, but he did not rule out potentially leading a national team in the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
"I would like to spend time with my grandchildren, go on holiday with my wife. There are so many things that I have neglected and that I would like to do.”
"Yes, there could be a national team but that's premature for the moment."
Ancelotti was Italy's assistant coach throughout their march to the 1994 World Cup final in the United States, when they were defeated on penalties by Brazil. He is attempting to win his fourth Champions League trophy this season, following victories with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007, as well as success during his initial tenure in Madrid in 2014.
The manager was recently in the news after a photo of him smoking a cigar among Real Madrid players celebrating their LaLiga title victory surfaced on social media. Real Madrid will have to overcome a 4-3 first-leg deficit against Manchester City in order to get to the final against either Liverpool or Villarreal in Paris.