Carlo Ancelotti has won everything with Real Madrid, yet his continuity as the team’s coach is under strain. Huge uncertainty has been caused by the strong offer of the Brazilian national team in recent months.
Ancelotti won two UEFA Champions League titles and the Spanish league with Real Madrid. However, the 2022–2023 season was an absolute failure as they did not secure any titles. Rumors have been circulating ever since.
Meanwhile, Brazil failed again in their bid to win the World Cup in Qatar, leading to Tite’s expulsion. As a result, at that very moment, Carlo Ancelotti became the ideal candidate to replace him.
Nevertheless, Ancelotti decided to honor his contract in Spain, so Brazil had to appoint Fernando Diniz as interim coach. This was a clear signal that they are awaiting a final decision heading into the 2026 World Cup.
Carlo Ancelotti would prefer Real Madrid to Brazil
The Brazilian Football Confederation has publicly declared that Carlo Ancelotti has an offer to lead them, but the Italian coach has been very cautious in his statements. Still, the legend hinted at his future ahead of the Villarreal game when asked if a contract extension would be a good Christmas present from the club.
“I think the gift is already here and he continues to be the coach of Real Madrid, which is the most important thing. I said it, we have time to think about it (contract renewal).
A few minutes later, another reporter asked Ancelotti what he would do if Real Madrid presented him with an offer to extend his contract tomorrow. “I believe that if the club is happy, they already know that I am happy.” So I think there is no rush and no problems with the recovery.”
If Ancelotti’s stance is true and his intention is to renew with Real Madrid, Brazil will have a serious problem considering he was their favorite candidate. Time is running out as next year is Copa America and the FIFA World Cup is approaching