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.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.