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Carlo Ancelotti has offered Real Madrid veteran star a place on his coaching staff

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Journalist Martin Cortegana has reported via The Athletic that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has offered club legend Luka Modric a chance to join his coaching staff if the Croatian decides to call time on his career at the end of the season.

Interestingly enough, the reporter mentions that the veteran midfielder initially rejected Ancelotti’s offer to join his coaching team, although the denial did not seem like a “definitive no” leading to the suggestion that he might reconsider his stance over the same.

Modric’s contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season and while a lot has been said about the midfielder, Ancelotti has earlier confirmed that only he will make an affirmative decision regarding his future. 

“As I have already said [on other occasions], Luka is a legend of football, of Real Madrid. The decisions for next season have to be taken by him.”

Ancelotti’s offer came in two months ago

Ancelotti extended an offer to Modric and this approach was made approximately two months ago. Although initially rejected, it is not expected to be a definite refusal.

This offer to Modric is said to be independent of the decisions regarding assistant coaches Davide Ancelotti and Francesco Mauri. Note that both have reaffirmed their commitment to the current coaching setup by rejecting a lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia in January.

Luka Modric’s contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Sources, speaking anonymously to preserve relationships, have indicated that Modric remains open to considering the coaching role. However, right now it is expected that the 38-year-old midfielder is still eager to continue playing and is prioritizing his desire to compete. 

No decision made yet

Right now, Modric’s renewal with Real Madrid seems unlikely based on the season’s trends and no conclusive decision has been reached at this point.

Furthermore, it is to be noted that Modric signed a one-year extension with Real Madrid last summer, turning down interest from Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr to continue his stay in Spain.

This time around, though, the team from the Spanish capital is not expected to extend any offer and Modric reportedly feels betrayed by it

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Real Madrid midfielder issues fitness update ahead of UCL final – ‘It is very difficult’

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Real Madrid officially played their final game of the league season this past weekend and the focus now shifts to the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on June 1.

The Spanish champions have the glorious opportunity to secure their 15th Champions League title this on Sunday.

But heading into this clash, Real Madrid are likely to miss out on the services of one of the key players – Aurelien Tchouameni.

The Frenchman will likely be ruled out for the UCL final due to an injury incurred earlier this month.

Tchouameni on UCL final

Speaking ahead of the final, Tchouameni admitted that it would be very difficult for him to participate in the UCL final.

“I can run, I think it is very difficult to play in this final and we have more players who can be in my position. The important thing is that we are going to win this Champions League,” Tchouameni said.

Tchouameni is certain to miss UCL final (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Frenchman added that he would try to help the team any way he can, stating, “If I can be the MVP from the bench, I’ll do it.”

Considered by many as the future of the Real Madrid midfield, Tchouameni has played a valuable role in the middle of the park this season.

His versatility, coupled with his ability to spread the play and put pressure on the opposition have served as key to Real Madrid’s success.

Although Tchouameni might not feature in this final, the player expressed his optimism about the Real Madrid team, adding, “I really want to play in this final, but I’m sure we will reach more finals [in coming years].”

Finally, Tchouameni expressed his happiness at Real Madrid, stating, “It’s an incredible feeling to be at Real Madrid.”

Formerly of AS Monaco, Tchouameni has featured in 88 competitive matches since joining Real Madrid in 2022. With Toni Kroos retiring, he is expected to play a crucial role for the club going forward, although not necessarily in the upcoming Champions League final.

Source: RMTV

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