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Carlo Ancelotti responds to sack fears after Real Madrid’s UCL exit

Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid
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The Italian’s future at Real Madrid came under the spotlight again on Wednesday following the club’s elimination from the Champions League.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated his belief that he will remain in charge of the Spanish club for the 2023/24 campaign.

Rumors have been circulating over Ancelotti’s future for some time. There are even reports linking him with the Brazilian managerial vacancy. However, with his Real Madrid contract valid until 2024, the 63-year-old has always insisted he’s not going anywhere.

His stance remains unchanged, even after a 4-0 second-leg defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday, which sent Real Madrid crashing out of the Champions League semi-finals with a 5-1 aggregate loss.

“Nobody doubts,” Ancelotti said in a post-match press conference at the Etihad Stadium.

“The president [Florentino Perez] was quite clear two weeks ago. So nobody doubts.”

Indeed, Florentino Perez backed Ancelotti following the team’s 2-1 victory over Osasuna in the Copa del Rey final on May 6. The president made it clear that the Italian has a contract and his full confidence.

Even two of Real Madrid’s biggest stars, Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior, voiced their certainty that the current head coach should continue shortly after the hammering that Manchester City gave the squad on Wednesday.