Real Madrid Reverses Decision, Extends Carlo Ancelotti’s Contract Despite National Team Rumors

Real Madrid is reportedly looking to offer manager Carlo Ancelotti a new two-year deal that will keep him at the club till 2026. The Italian tactician has expressed his desire to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu amidst little progress in his contract talks. This comes as Brazilian Football Confederation president Ednaldo Rodriguez has named Ancelotti as the frontrunner to take charge of the Brazil national team after next summer’s Copa America.

Brazil have been without a permanent manager since Title left after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where they lost to Croatia on penalties in the quarterfinal. Meanwhile, Ancelotti’s side are currently second in La Liga after 13 games, trailing surprise leaders Girona by two points in third place.

In the UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid have won their opening four games to progress into the knockouts. Ancelotti has had tremendous success at Los Blancos across two different stints, winning various titles including two UEFA Champions League trophies and one La Liga title. He has also achieved managerial success at other top European clubs, making him a highly sought-after tactician in European football.