Updated May 29th, 2024 at 18:50 IST

Carlo Ancelotti confirms RETIREMENT Plans after Real Madrid stint

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed his retirement plans ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League final clash against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Carlo Ancelotti | Image: AP
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Real Madrid are all set to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League Final at Wembley on June 1st as the club is chasing its record 15th Champions League final. 

Ahead of the Champions League final, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti addressed the media in the build up to the game and previewed his side's chances to win another Champions League crown.  

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However, the Italian manager did drop a major update on his retirement plans amidst rising rumours of a national team job. 

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Carlo Ancelotti reveals retirement plans 

Over the past year there were a lot of rumours surrounding Carlo Ancelotti as many believed this would be his last year at the club and in the summer he will take over the Brazil National Team job. 

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However, all those rumours died when the Italian penned a new contract extension with the Los Blancos that will keep him at the helm of Santiago Bernabeu till 2026. 

The 64-year old confirmed to Repubblica that he will retire once his stint at Real Madrid ends and will not look for any National Team jobs. 

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“I will retire as Real Madrid manager. My career will finish at Real Madrid”, confirmed Carlo Ancelotti. 

Ancelotti however confirmed that there was no timeline and he will stay at the club as long as they want his services. 

“As long as Real Madrid want me to stay, I will be here available for the club,” said Carlo. 

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Ancelotti Cautious ahead of UCL final 

Despite Real Madrid entering the Champions League final against Dortmund as favourites, Carlo Ancelotti has called for caution from his side. He has identified Dortmund's dead ball specialty and threatening transitions as the key areas of concern. 

He has said that Real Madrid will have to stay focused defensively to prevent the threat posed by Jadon Sancho and Karim Adayemi in the Champions League final. 

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Published May 29th, 2024 at 18:50 IST