Carlo Ancelotti: I might retire after Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti: I might retire after Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has said he may retire when the curtain falls on his time at the Santiago Bernabeu club.

The Italian only took over from Jose Mourinho in the summer and for the time being is working hard on winning a 10th Champions League for the club – the coveted Decima as it is known by the Madrid press and fans. Los Blancos have lost once in La Liga this season and find themselves five points behind Barcelona and Atletico de Madrid as the also look to wrestle back the title.

Speaking to AS newspaper, Ancelotti said he could see himself enjoying retirement when the time comes to leave the Real Madrid dugout, despite rumours that he wants to end his coaching career at Roma in Seria A or with the Italian national side.

The 54-year-old said: “Coaching Roma or Italy? That’s not the the first time I have been asked this question. The only thing I can say that after Real Madrid I will consider my options, I might decide to retire, I might even decide to give up smoking.”

Ancelotti has enjoyed huge success as a manager, most notably in his time in charge at AC Milan. He guided them to two Champions League wins along with a Seria A title and Coppa Italia, two European Supercopas, and a World Club Cup. In his time as Chelsea boss he won the Premier League and FA Cup, and most recently won the Ligue 1 championship in France with PSG.