Sun 02 April 2023 | 11:54

Ancelotti: Brazil wants me but I would like to continue with Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed the Brazil national team wants to appoint him as their coach.

Brazil is looking to appoint a manager after Tite left his job following the World Cup, and Carlo Ancelotti is their top target.

President of the Brazilian Football Confederation Ednaldo Rodrigues also recently confirmed their interest in appointing the Italian manager.

In a press conference on Saturday ahead of the match with Real Valladolid, Ancelotti confirmed Brazil's interest but insisted his priority is to stay at Real Madrid.

"The only thing that concerns me right now is to be successful with this club,"

he said.

"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."

The 63-year-old coach won La Liga and the Champions League with Real Madrid last season and is under contract until 2024, but his future remains uncertain.

"Everyone can think or say what they want, but reality is reality,"

he said.

"In this case it's quite simple, I have a contract with Real Madrid and I want to continue here.

"I love this club and everything that can happen later, I don't know. The future is unknown."

Ancelotti also insisted rumours about his future will not affect him and his players for the rest of the season.

"We do not talk about these rumours in the dressing room, all we are focused on is Valladolid, Barcelona, Chelsea - all these big games coming up,"

he said.



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