In an interview published on Saturday, Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid, said that his current position would be his last before retiring.
Ancelotti, 63, has led Real Madrid to two Champions League titles and has won all five of Europe’s major leagues.
The Italian’s second stint in the Spanish capital comes to an end in June 2024, with his contract at the Santiago Bernabéu coming to a close at the same time.
Ancelotti stated to the El Messagiro newspaper in Italy: “My playing days are over at Real Madrid at this point. Upon completion of Los Blancos, I shall inevitably retire.”
“Only in recent years have strategic and operational concerns begun to rise to the forefront. Now I’m being overrun by thoughts of people, learning about new people, and meeting the next generation head-on.”
“In terms of football, Real is unrivaled. After what you’ve been through, it’s reasonable to call it quits for good.”
In May, Ancelotti indicated that Real would be his last professional stop. If Real Madrid keeps me here for 10 years, I’ll coach for 10 years,” he said in an interview with Prime Video.
There are many things he’d like to do but hasn’t yet, including visiting his grandchildren and taking a vacation with his wife.
On Sunday, Ancelotti’s squad will play their season opener against La Liga newcomers Almeria.