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Ancelotti Chooses Real Madrid Over Brazil | Extends Contract Until 2026

 Ancelotti Chooses Real Madrid Over Brazil | Extends Contract Until 2026

Carlo Ancelotti
Carlo Ancelotti, head coach of Real Madrid CF looks on before the LaLiga EA Sports match between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid CF at Estadio de Mendizorroza on December 21, 2023 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain(Image-Getty) 

Carlo Ancelotti has received an offer from the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to coach the country's national team. The news agency AFP confirmed last July that the Italian is going to coach Brazil from the 2024 Copa America. But avoiding Brazil, Ancelotti extended the contract with Real until June 2026 last Friday. Ancelotti said he was delighted to extend his contract as Real Madrid coach until 2026.

If the AFP report is correct, Ancelotti would be Brazil's first foreign coach in 60 years. But the 64-year-old coach talked about the extension of the contract with Real yesterday at the press conference. Real will face Mallorca as hosts in La Liga. The Madrid club will return to the field tonight (Bangladesh time) after the Christmas break.

In the press conference of this match, Ancelotti talked about the extension of the contract in Brazil and Real, "Everyone knows, the president of the Brazilian Football Federation contacted me. I want to thank him for the respect and interest he has shown.

Ancelotti then explained the reason for renewing the contract with Real after excluding Brazil, "Everything was hanging for Real. Ednaldo (of CBF) is not in the position of president in recent times. And in the end the difference is what I wanted - to stay at Real. I don't know if Brazil will want me in 2026 and I don't know if they will be happy with my decision.'

Ancelotti, who won the Champions League four times as a coach, made Real Madrid the best in Europe twice. Ancelotti also expressed his desire to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu club after 2026, "Whether I stay in 2026 or not depends on my performance." Maybe I can stay. I want to continue as coach of Real Madrid in 2027 and 2028. Because I want to stay here.

Ednaldo Rodríguez was removed from the post of president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on December 7 last year. He was instrumental in persuading Ancelotti to take over as coach of the Brazilian national team. Ancelotti's takeover as Brazil coach was also thrown into uncertainty by Rodriguez's departure. In the end, Ancelotti decided to stay at Real instead of going to Brazil.

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