Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he will retire once his time as Real Madrid manager comes to an end.
The 63-year-old is deservedly regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time, as he has enjoyed tremendous success since the start of his career in 1992.
He is the only manager to have won the league title in each of Europe’s top five leagues, tasted glory with AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, and is also the most successful boss in Champions League history.
With nothing more to achieve, Ancelotti has confirmed that he plans to step down from management when he eventually leaves Real.
“This phase at Real will end my career,” he told Il Messagero. “After Los Blancos I will stop.
“Real is the pinnacle of football. It makes sense to quit after this experience.”
He continued: “Time has changed a certain dynamic. Until a few years ago, the priorities were technical and tactical. Now I am conquered by human relationships, getting to know people, confronting the new generation.”
Ancelotti’s current contract with Real expires in 2024, although there is no sign he will leave the Santiago Bernabeu at that point.