Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he is happy at the club and is delighted with how his first season in the Spanish capital has gone.
The Italian arrived from PSG last summer and guided the team to success in the Copa del Rey before finally ending the 12-year wait for the club’s 10th European Cup – the Decima.
Some reports had linked Ancelotti with the job at Manchester United before the position was filled by Louis van Gaal, and there is also speculation he could take over as Italy manager in the not-too-distant future.
But speaking at an event at the Italian embassy in Madrid this week, Ancelotti said he is honoured to be working for the world’s biggest club.
He stated:“I have the same passion as my first day and when I no longer have that, it will be time to stop. In my first year in Madrid everything has gone well: the results, the atmosphere, the surroundings… I really like Madrid and the people here. I like everything”.
When asked about his future, he admitted he would love to manage the national team, but for now his is happy. “All Italian coaches can aspire to the national team at some point. Right now I’m very comfortable here. I would like to keep managing a club. I’m very happy with Real Madrid, I like the team and I want to be here for a long time.”