Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that if he is sacked by Los Blancos in the summer, he will be taking a year-long break from football.
The former AC Milan boss only has 1 season remaining on his 3-year-deal, and it’s now being widely reported that the 55-year-old is facing the sack.
Ancelotti, who has been a name on the Manchester City target list for if Pellegrini gets sacked, is set to have talks with the Madrid hierarchy in the summer, with it being suggested that’ll be here that he understand’s his sacking. Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is in the wings ready to replace the Italian at the Bernabeu.
“My future is clear in my head. I will continue here at Real Madrid or I will stop for a year,” said Ancelotti following the 7-3 smashing of Getafe.
“I think we are going to meet next week to clarify the future of the club.”
Last season, the former Chelsea boss guided the Spanish giants to their 10th Champions League success, overcoming Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the final. He has also ensured European football for them next season, finishing 2nd in La Liga behind Barcelona.
It’s clear that the former Paris-Saint Germain boss is keen to stay on at Madrid, and by the looks of things, so are some of the players – with Cristiano Ronaldo being a example.
However, as time goes on and the end of the season gets closer, Ancelotti is starting to become a little more realistic about what is inevitably going to happen.
“I want to stay. If the club says I can’t continue I won’t be happy but these things have happened many times in football.” Ancelotti added.