Ancelotti hints at retirement or coaching Canada after Real Madrid tenure

Carlo Ancelotti

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# 03 May 2022 15:56 (UTC +04:00)

Carlo Ancelotti has suggested Real Madrid will be his last club coaching assignment in football, APA reports citing One Football.

On Saturday the Italian became the first coach to lift the top-flight title in all five of Europe’s leading leagues when Madrid clinched the LaLiga title, and on Wednesday he will be hoping to overcome Manchester City and move a step closer to winning the Champions League for the fourth time in his career.

“After Real, yes, I’ll probably stop,” Ancelotti told Amazon Prime.

“If Real Madrid keep me here for ten years, I will coach for ten years.

“I would like to be with my grandchildren, go on vacation with my wife, there are so many things to do that I have left out and that I would like to do. Going to many places I’ve never been. I’ve never been to Australia. I have never been to Rio de Janeiro. Visit my sister more often.

“Unfortunately you cannot do everything, and therefore the day I stop I will have all these things to do.”

Ancelotti has managed some of the biggest clubs in Spain, Italy, England, Germany and France but one thing missing from his illustrious career is an international assignment, and he admits it remains a temptation, with the Canadian national team being a surprise interest of his.

“Yes, there would be a national team but now it’s premature,” he added.

“Certainly not for this World Cup. World Cup 2026, why not? Could be. Canada? I’d love to, sure. Canada did very well.”