With the current season nearing its close, teams are on the scramble to secure their key personalities. However, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says that he is yet to decide to sign a new contract.
Ancelotti made the remark in an interview with newspaper AS. However, the Whites’ head clarified that he is simply taking his time in deciding. “I have another year on my contract,” Ancelotti pointed out. “We have spoken about sitting down to talk about a new deal but never set a concrete date to meet. I’m not in any hurry.”
“If the club does not call me to renew today, maybe they will call in September, or December, or maybe nobody calls me. I am not going to ask for it,” he candidly remarked.
Ancelotti’s current contract with Real is effective until June of next year. Earlier, the team was rumoured to have readied an offer for an extension to his current term. However, team president Florentino Perez was quick to quell down the speculations, insisting that any contract decision will be undertaken during the end of the season.
During the early part of the current season, Madrid earned an impressive 22-game winning streak. The team also managed to grab the 2014 Champi8ons League and Copa del Rey trophies under Ancelotti’s first term with the Whites. However, a recent series of losses, including one that nearly had Madrid eliminated from the Champions League race, fuelled questions about the manager’s fate.
Coming from talks of term extensions, Ancelotti also clarified speculations about him moving to another team. Several reports have recently claimed that Manchester City is interested in getting the 55-year old as replacement for the team’s embattled Manuel Pellegrini.
“No, no, no,” Ancelotti vehemently answered when asked about the rumor.
“It is the same as last year in this period. If we did not win the Champions League … and in the end we won it. They are saying the same again, and maybe we will win it again.”