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Ancelotti addresses Real Madrid future: “This season and next season and then again”

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Speaking to Rai Sport (h/t Fabrizio Romano), Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he is committed to Real Madrid and wants to spend a few more years at the club.

The 63-year-old returned to Real Madrid last year, taking over the reins of the club for the second time after having managed Los Blancos between 2013 and 2015.

Ancelotti signed a three-year deal with the club upon returning and enjoyed tremendous success in his first season back, winning the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League trophy, along with the Spanish Super Cup.

The Italian has also led Real Madrid to the UEFA Super Cup this season while they have made a fine start to the defence of their La Liga and Champions League titles.

Ancelotti had previously hinted that he might consider retiring once his spell at Real Madrid would come to an end.

Now, he has once again reiterated his stance that he is not thinking about anything other than his spell at the Santiago Bernabeu and wants to continue as the Merengues’ head coach for a few more years.

“What I see in my future is Real Madrid. This season and next season, Real Madrid. Then again Real Madrid and one more time Real Madrid! Then, we will see,” Ancelotti said.

In his second stint at Real Madrid, Ancelotti has managed 66 matches so far, leading the team to 48 victories (D9 L9).

None of the nine losses have come in the ongoing campaign, as Los Blancos remain unbeaten in all competitions, although they did drop points against Osasuna on Sunday – the first match they failed to win this season.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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