Portuguese only has one year left on his contract at Real.
New Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti says that he cannot wait to start working with playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu, reports the Daily Mail.
The Italian was speaking at his official unveiling as the new los Blancos boss on Wednesday in the Spanish capital amid reports that the coveted Portugal international was set to meet with the hierarchy of Manchester United, the forward’s former club.
However, the former Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain manager was keen to stress his delight at being given the opportunity to coach the 28-year-old superstar in La Liga next season.
“Cristiano is a great player and I’m honoured to work with him,” said Ancelotti.
“I’ve coached Zidane, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, and I’m honoured to add him.”
Ronaldo has been a huge success since deciding to swap Old Trafford for the Bernabeu in a world-record transfer worth £80 million in June 2009, finding the back of the net on 201 occasions in all competitions in just 199 fixtures.
However, with the Portuguese’s contract in Madrid set to expire next summer and still no sign of Ronaldo putting pen to paper on a new deal, rumours have been rife of late that the attacker may be on the verge of a sensational return to United.