Carlo Ancelotti stated that he desires to stay at Real Madrid despite being linked to the unoccupied Brazil head coach position. However, he also acknowledged that “the future is unknown.”
Since Tite’s departure at the end of the 2022 World Cup, there has been strong speculation linking Ancelotti to the Selecao. Some of his Brazilian players at Madrid openly discussed the possibility during the international break.
The President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues, has recently affirmed that he is interested in appointing the former coach of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, as the next head coach of the national team.
On Saturday, during a press conference before Madrid’s LaLiga match against Real Valladolid, Ancelotti appeared to declare his loyalty to Los Blancos. However, he did not confirm that he would reject the Brazil position.
Ancelotti said: “The only thing that concerns me right now is to be successful with this club.
“I will remain here for as long as Real Madrid want me to. I feel affection from the president, from the players, from the fans.
“Also the atmosphere here is quite calm, quite good, and we have two months ahead in which we will try to win some titles and hopefully I will continue here as Real Madrid head coach.”
He added: “The truth is that the Brazil national team wants me, they are interested in me and I love that. But then you have to respect contracts and there’s a current contract with Real Madrid and I would like to continue here.”