Carlo Ancelotti CONFIRMS Real Madrid retirement plans with legendary boss looking to quit when his deal expires in 2024
CARLO ANCELOTTI has doubled down on retiring when he departs Real Madrid.
The Italian boss, 63, who guided Real to Champions League and LaLiga glory last season, is under contract until 2024.
The legend reckons he can’t surpass his recent achievements after 30 years as a boss.
Anceotti didn’t quite rule out signing a new Real deal but confirmed the Spanish giants will be his last club.
He told Il Messagero: “This stage at Madrid will bring an end to my career. After Real Madrid, I will retire.
“Real Madrid is at the very top of football. It makes sense to call it a day after this experience.”
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No other manager has won Europe’s big five leagues.
But he added: “Twenty four titles in my career? The truth is that these numbers do not matter to me.”
After winning Serie A with Roma in 1983, he did it twice at AC Milan.
He helped Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010.
And his three other elite league crowns came once apiece for PSG, Real and Bayern Munich.
He missed out on the big domestic prize with his first two clubs Reggiana and Parma, plus Juventus, Napoli and Everton.
But last season’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool – to clinch his second Champions League success for Real – was perhaps the pinnacle.
Los Blancos’ unflinching defending and counter-attacking class saw off PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City in the KO stages.
Vinicius then sunk Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, again on the break, to complete an against-the-odds triple triple over the Prem’s top three clubs.