What did Carlo Ancelotti say about Real Madrid retirement?
Speaking to Rome-based daily Il Messaggero, the Madrid manager said he would retire after his current job: “It makes sense to call it a day here.”
Carlo Ancelotti has made his decision: after his current tenure at Real Madrid, the Italian’s coaching career will come to an end. Speaking to Roma-based daily Il Messaggero, Ancelotti said it would make little sense to take another managerial job after his second stint at the Bernabéu: “24 titles in my career? The truth is that these numbers do not matter to me. I’ll think about that at the end, when taking stock makes more sense. Now I am focused on training; I like the daily work. Until a few years ago, my priority was tactics. Now I focus on human relations, getting to know people and new generations”.
Ancelotti: “It makes sense to call it a day after this experience.
Retirement: “This stage at Madrid will bring an end to my career. After Real Madrid, I will retire. Real Madrid is at the very top of football. It makes sense to call it a day after this experience.”
Ancelotti on current Madrid squad: “If we’re talking about trophies, Madrid and Milan are the teams I feel most connected to. This current Madrid side is at a very high level and not only in the technical sense. It is a very serious team, with humble players: even the stars keep their feet on the ground. Modric, Casemiro and Benzema, the most experienced players, manage the group. The quality is indisputable, but that alone is not enough. The human aspect is fundamental and this Madrid side is unique”.
Benzema: “He deserves the Ballon d’Or, he had an extraordinary season”.