Carlo Ancelotti hints at retirement or coaching Canada after Real Madrid tenure

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Carlo Ancelotti has suggested that Real Madrid will be his last job coaching the team in football.

On Saturday the Italian became the first coach to lift the trophy in all five of Europe’s top leagues when Madrid won the LaLiga title, and on Wednesday he will be hoping to beat Manchester City and come close to winning the UEFA Champions League. fourth in his career.

But although the 62-year-old admits he has started thinking about retiring, he is unwilling to leave Los Blancos soon and says he will stay as long as he is wanted by the club.

“After Real, yes, I will quit,” Ancelotti told Amazon Prime. “If Real Madrid keeps me here for ten years, I will train for ten years.

“I like to be with my grandchildren, to go on holiday with my wife, there are many things I have to do that I have left that I would like to do. To many places, I have never been. I have never been to Australia. I have never been to Rio de Janeiro. Visit my sister often.

“Unfortunately you can’t do everything, so the day I quit I will have all these things to do.”

Ancelotti has managed major clubs in Spain, Italy, England, Germany, and France but one thing missing from his good work is international service, and he admits it is still a temptation, as the Canadian national team makes him wonderfully happy. .

“Yes, there would be a national team but now it is too early,” he added.

“Definitely in this World Cup. 2026 World Cup, why not? It could be. Canada? I would, of course. Canada has done very well. ”

Ancelotti was also asked if he could see Kylian Mbappé alongside Karim Benzema and Vinícius Jr next season for Real Madrid and although he would not be attracted to Mbappé’s future, he presented Benzema with the Ballon d’Or.

“Generally, good players can play together,” he said.

“One of the aspects of Benzema and his career was continuity. He has always been progressive, he has not had a career of ups and downs, a job that is always at a high level. Maybe he is now at the peak of his career.

“Karim should not be trained, but also be treated. Karim should be used. He controls himself because he is a good player, humble, a good player.

“Karim is not told anything, this is a fact. You have solved a lot of games, and you have made a decision this season. He is currently one of the most famous players in the world and has maintained a great deal of humility, and I believe this is his strength.

“Not only does Benzema win, behind him there is a strong team and a high level of the team. You will win the Ballon d’Or. ”


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