Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he will remain at the Santiago Bernabeu beyond this season, ending speculation about his future at the club.
Los Blancos have endured a difficult campaign, culminating in their 5-1 aggregate defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final.
The Spanish giants have failed to defend both their crowns, with Barcelona beating them to the La Liga trophy by a country mile.
Madrid can only boast a Copa Del Rey title in an underwhelming campaign for Ancelotti’s side, leading to speculation about the Italian manager’s future.
The 63-year-old’s contract with Madrid runs out at the end of next season, but he was widely expected to exit the Spanish capital this summer.
However, speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Valencia, Ancelotti has confirmed he will see out his contract at the Bernabeu following a productive meeting with the club’s president.
“[Florentino] Perez and I spoke yesterday,” Ancelotti said (via Foot Mercato) “We had a meeting, and he showed me his support.
“We talked about Wednesday’s game [against Man City]. We talked about the season we had and the two seasons we had. We will move forward with the same desire to do things well.”
Ancelotti’s desire to right the wrongs of this problematic campaign could be further boosted with Madrid planning three blockbuster signings ahead of next season.
Los Blancos have been linked with moves for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies.
If reports are to be believed, the deal to sign Bellingham is all but wrapped up, but the Spanish giants could find difficulty luring Mbappe and Davies.
Their long-term interest in the French superstar is well documented, but PSG have no plans to sell their prized asset and will reportedly fight tooth and nail to keep the 24-year-old at the Parc des Princes.
The same goes for Davies, who is considered untouchable by Bayern, with the club already planning a new contract to ward off interest in the Canadian defender.
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