Ancelotti Keen To Remain Real Madrid Manager Beyond 2026

Carlo Ancelotti has expressed a desire to remain at Real Madrid beyond his current contract.

Ancelotti Keen To Remain Real Madrid Manager Beyond 2026

Ancelotti ended speculation about his future in the Spanish capital by signing a two-year extension last week.

The 64-year-old had been linked with the top job at the Brazil national team but opted to remain with the 14-time European champions for the foreseeable future.

Ahead of Real Madrid's return to La Liga action against Real Mallorca on Wednesday, Ancelotti told a news conference: “I’m very happy to have my contract renewed, it was very simple and both sides agreed on it.

“It’s important that the club continues to trust in my work. My contract was up on June 30 and the club decided to do it now because they’re happy with my work.

“I don’t know if it will be my last spell as a coach. I don’t know what will happen once I finish here. I might still be here in 2026, depending on how successful I am.

“I’d like to be Madrid coach until 2026, and hopefully I can continue to be here in 2027 and 2028 because I want to stay here.”

Real Madrid are top of the La Liga table at the half way stage of the season and are into the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League, where they will face RB Leipzig in the round of 16.