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Carlo Ancelotti quells rumours about leaving Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed rumours about him leaving the club at the end of the season.

The former AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain boss said he is happy at the club where everyone is fond of him.

This is his second spell at the club. He knows how they operate and does not want to change. The comments come after several links away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Brazilian football federation (CBF) is pursuing Ancelotti to lead the Selecao after Tite left his position.

Chelsea are also considering Ancelotti to fill their vacant managerial role following Graham Potter’s dismissal.

However, the Madrid manager’s focus is on his current job. He believes there is still plenty to fight for this season.

Ancelotti said (via Real Madrid’s website): “I’m at the best club in the world and at a place where people are very fond of me. I don’t want to change. The season’s still very much alive.

“We’re going to play our fourth final this season. We’re pleased to be there and we have to play well. We have a disadvantage in the league because Barcelona have done so well.

“We want to finish the season strongly, which means winning other trophies, and that’d be spectacular.”

Madrid will feel good after bouncing back to win their semi-final Copa del Rey clash with Barcelona.

Los Blancos lost the first leg, but bounced back to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final, where they will face Osasuna.

They play Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals and are overwhelming favourites to progress to the next round.

The Blues are 11th in the Premier League and don’t look like a match for the reigning champions.

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