After the Merengues, Carlo Ancelotti plans to turn the page on football.

The Italian technician, who had already announced that he was thinking of retirement, was more affirmative on Saturday in an interview with the Italian daily

Il Messaggero

, announcing that he would hang up at the end of his time at Real Madrid.

“This stage at Real will put an end to my career.

After the 'Blancos', I quit," Ancelotti said in this interview.

“Real are the top in football.

It makes sense to put an end to this experience, ”chained the one who returned to the Real bench in the summer of 2021 to take over from Zinédine Zidane, after a first stint at the head of the club between 2013 and 2015.

Many records

At 63, "Carletto" has just won the European Super Cup on Wednesday with Real Madrid in Helsinki against Eintracht Frankfurt (2-0).

He thus became the only coach in history to have won this trophy four times.

On May 28, this good-natured coach with the famous raised eyebrow had already become the only technician in the world to have lifted the "Big Ears Cup" four times, after Real's victory against Liverpool 1-0 in the League final. champions at the Stade de France.

And in 2021-2022, thanks to the coronation of Real in La Liga, he became the first coach in history to win the five major championships in Europe (Italian with AC Milan in 2004, English with Chelsea in 2010, French with Paris SG in 2013, German with Bayern in 2017, and Spanish with Real in 2022).

Time for his family

“After Real yes, I will probably stop.

But if Real keeps me here for ten years, I will train for ten years, ”had already declared the technician, under contract until June 2024, in an interview with Prime Video in early May.

In the interview broadcast Saturday by

Il Messaggero

, Ancelotti points out that “time has changed some dynamics.

Until a few years ago, the priorities were technical-tactical.

Now, I am won over by human relations, knowing others, confronting new generations”.

“I would like to spend time with my grandchildren, go on vacation with my wife, there are so many things that I have neglected and that I would like to do.

Go to lots of places I've never been, ”he also explained in May at the microphone of Prime Video.


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