Real Madrid coach veteran Italy Carlo Ancelotti has set a final retirement date days after leading the royal team to the European Super Cup for the fifth time in his history.
Ancelotti said in statements published by the Italian newspaper Messaggero ahead of the match between Real Madrid and Almeria, scheduled for Sunday in the first round of the Spanish league, that he will end his coaching career at the end of his career at Real Madrid.
He added: “It would make more sense for me to end my coaching career after my departure from this club (Real Madrid).”
Ancelotti considers Milan and Real Madrid to be the two clubs most associated with him in his coaching career, saying: “In terms of titles, Milan and Real Madrid are two teams, with which I most associate with. Real Madrid’s current generation is technically the highest, a big team with a group of humble players.”
Ancelotti’s 63-year contract with Real Madrid expires in June 2024, meaning he will retire in two years unless he renews his contract or changes his mind about coaching another club.
Ancelotti has a proven track record during a training career that began in 1995 with Italian team Regenia until this year, during which he captained teams from Parma, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Napoli. and Everton before returning to Real Madrid for a second term last summer.
The Italian manager has been nominated along with Spanish manager Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, and German manager Jürgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, for the 2022 European Player of the Year award.
Ancelotti is the most notable candidate for the award after leading Real Madrid to Champions League and Spanish League titles twice last season and winning the European Super Cup with the royal team last Wednesday.
Ancelotti is the first coach to win the European Super Cup four times, two titles with Milan and two with Real Madrid, while the Italian is the first coach in history to win the Champions League four times, twice with Milan and the same number with Real Madrid. . and he is the only manager to have won league titles in the five major European championships (England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany) and has also won the Club World Cup twice with AC Milan and Real Madrid.