Carlo Ancelotti’s future is in doubt as we enter the decisive part of the season. With the Copa del Rey and Champions League as his main objectives and LaLiga too far away, the shadow of the Brazilian national team has been hanging over the Italian for some time now.
Until now, Carletto’s discourse has been one-way, that of remaining at Madrid as his main desire. So much so that he assured that there would be no other side he’d coach after Los Blancos.
But now that discourse has changed and he is opening the door to the possibility of becoming the coach of Brazil.
How is the team after the break?
“Well, those who have travelled with their national teams have come back fit. And those who have been here have been fine. It’s unlucky for Mendy this season. My feeling is that we are ready.”
“I’m not surprised by the rumours. And they don’t worry me. The only thing I’m thinking about is to stay at this club for as long as I’m here. Everything else is quite clear: I will continue as long as Madrid allow me to. We are doing very well, I feel affection from the club. My environment is calm and so am I. There are two months left and we’re going for titles.”
Madrid’s Brazil players talking about him taking over
“Everyone can say what they want. But the reality is what it is. And I have just said it: I have a contract and I want to continue. It’s simple. Nobody knows the future.”
The call of Brazil
“I love it, of course it’s exciting. But you have to respect contracts and I want to honour them.”
After Madrid, did he say he would retire, and does he maintain that?
Players with an open future
“The atmosphere is calm. What the press say doesn’t matter to me. I think about Barcelona, Chelsea, Valladolid… the players know what they have to do. And that’s all I think about, nothing else.”
I would talk to the president of the CBF
“I don’t know him, but if he were to come, of course. I’d be happy to greet him.”
More rest for Barcelona
“There is no problem. This time I think we have enough time to recover and arrive safely. There is no disadvantage.”