Carlo Ancelotti contract extension could see him stay at Real Madrid in non-coaching role

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Real Madrid person announced nan renewal of Carlo Ancelotti’s statement until 2026, an hold that could beryllium fulfilled arsenic coach aliases successful different role.

The Athletic tin uncover that nan statement includes nan anticipation of continuing astatine nan nine moreover if, owed to various events, it is agreed that nan Italian will not proceed arsenic coach.

Brazil person been keen to make nan 64-year-old their caller caput coach and made a beardown push to do truthful successful lawsuit Ancelotti did not renew position aliases was sacked successful nan coming months.

However, it tin beryllium revealed Friday’s statement renewal includes nan anticipation that Ancelotti could enactment connected astatine nan nine successful different capacity moreover if nan nine opt to move distant from him arsenic nan coach of nan team.

It is not nan first clip that Real person exercised specified an option.

In 2018, Santiago Solari was parachuted from Castilla to nan first squad to switch Julen Lopetegui. When he was sacked successful March 2019 and relieved by Zinedine Zidane, nan Argentine was asked to stay astatine nan club.

Solari continued successful various roles arsenic Real Madrid’s organization typical until his departure from nan nine to proceed his coaching career. He returned successful November 2022 arsenic head of football.

Like Solari, Florentino Perez and Jose Angel Sanchez see Ancelotti a cardinal fig successful nan club’s past, coming and early and want him portion of it nary matter nan role.

The bulk of Ancelotti’s coaching unit will stay pinch him, including Antonio Pintus, caput of beingness preparation, and Luis Llopis, goalkeeper coach.

Both were asked by Perez to return to nan nine to subordinate Ancelotti’s unit erstwhile nan Italian returned successful 2021, truthful their contracts are imperishable and will not extremity successful June 2024.

Those of immoderate of nan beingness trainers, whose early will beryllium decided successful nan coming months, do.

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Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti — nan Galactico whisperer and king of cups

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