Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of Real Madrid, has said that he would “probably” retire when he leaves the La Liga winners, but that he is willing to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu for a number of years.
With Real Madrid, the 62-year-old Italian became the first coach in history to win all five of Europe’s major titles this season. Real also faces Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.
“After Real, sure, I definitely quit,” Ancelotti said in a partly aired interview on Prime Video on Tuesday.
“However, if Real keeps me here for ten years, I’ll coach for ten years.”
The Italian is under contract with the Spanish giants until 2024, having returned to the club for a second stint as manager last year after leaving Everton.
Ancelotti said that he would want to spend more time with his family and travel, but he did not rule out possibly heading a national team in the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
“I’d want to spend time with my grandkids and go on vacation with my wife,” he said. “There are so many things I’ve neglected that I’d want to accomplish…
“Yes, there may be a national team, but that is premature at this time.”
Ancelotti was Italy’s assistant coach throughout their march to the 1994 World Cup final in the United States when they were defeated on penalties by Brazil.
He is attempting to win his fourth Champions League trophy this season, after victories with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007, as well as victory during his initial tenure in Madrid in 2014.
Real Madrid will have to overcome a 4-3 first-leg deficit against Manchester City in order to get to the final against either Liverpool or Villarreal in Paris.