Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues told Reuters last March that Carlo Ancelotti would be an obvious choice to fill the vacant post as national coach if he was available at the end of the European season. After the humiliating Real Madrid 4-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday, speculation grew that his position was under threat as Real also failed to win the La Liga title, clinched by four-man FC Barcelona days at the end of the season.
“Everyone knows my situation very well: I have a contract (with Real) until the end of the 2023-2024 season and I want to stay”, Ancelotti told a news conference, visibly annoyed when asked again about Brazil’s interest. When asked by a reporter if the club had ured him he would stay, Ancelotti replied with a ” Yes “ categorical.
Real do not confirm and Brazil remain on the lookout
Real, however, haven’t made an official statement on Ancelotti’s future. The Brazilian federation did not respond to contacts from Reuters early on Saturday morning, but its president said recently that it was ready to wait for Ancelotti until June to be able to ess other options, including Portuguese technicians José Mourinho (AS Roma) and Jorge Jesus (Fenerbahçe).