Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is expected to possibly be replaced, but he expressed his desire to stay with the team.
Ancelotti has acknowledged that getting sacked is a high possibility though.
“We have not spoken yet. I’ve not spoken with club, or them with me. I am still thinking as Real Madrid coach, until the club tell me any different. After the game, or on Sunday or Monday, we will meet and talk about the future. My feeling is that I will stay, I would like to continue, am motivated to do so as I like this club, these players,” Ancelotti said to ESPN FC.
Despite Ancelotti being a respected figure within the football world, him sticking around for another season as Real Madrid’s manager would be a shocker to many.
Ancelotti is respected due to his accomplishment in bringing home Copa del Rey and Champions League titles for Real Madrid in the 2013-14 season.
However, his team regressed as they were unable to win either of those titles in the 2014-15 season.
It appears that the rumors of Ancelotti being sacked may become a reality soon as Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is already reportedly considering who to hire as Ancelotti’s replacement.
Napoli manager Rafael Perez has been labeled as the frontrunner, and he said that he would willingly take the job if offered it, according to ESPN FC.