"Living Legend" Announces Retirement from Football

Written by Jeppe W

Jan.02 - 2024 4:04 PM CET

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Carlo Ancelotti, the esteemed football coach currently at the helm of Real Madrid FC, has declared his intention to retire following his tenure with the club.

In an interview with Mundo Deportivo on January 2, Ancelotti expressed his desire to continue in his role until at least 2026, and possibly until 2028, citing his fondness for Madrid and his aspiration to extend his stay based on the team's success.

Ancelotti, who recently extended his contract with Real Madrid until June 30, 2026, has been managing the club since 2021. Under his guidance, Real Madrid has achieved remarkable success, clinching titles in the Champions League, the Spanish championship, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, the Spanish Super Cup, and most recently the Copa del Rey.

His announcement follows a gracious acknowledgment of the offer from the Brazilian Football Confederation to lead their national team, a proposition he declined in favor of continuing his journey with Real Madrid.

Ancelotti's impending retirement marks the end of a distinguished coaching career that has seen significant triumphs and has made a lasting impact on the world of football.

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