Days after becoming the first coach in history to win the five major leagues, Ancelotti opens the door of his retirement. He does not set a date, in fact he points out that if Madrid wants him for ten years, he will be there for ten years… But later, it may be time for his career to come to an end. This has been recognized in an interview with Prime Video that will be broadcast in full tomorrow and of which, at the moment, there is an advance.
“I would like to be with my grandchildren, go on vacation with my wife. There are so many things you leave aside when you choose this profession… I have never been to Australia; I have never been to Rio de Janeiro. I’d like to visit my sister more often,” she noted. She also spoke of a ‘half-retirement,’ in which she passed a selection and said flatly that “Benzema will win the Ballon d’Or”.
Withdrawal. “After Real Madrid, yes, I will probably retire. If the club wants me here for ten years, I will train for ten years. But then I would like to be with my grandchildren, go on vacation with my wife. There are so many things that you put aside when you choose this profession… I have never been to Australia; I have never been to Rio de Janeiro. I would like to visit my sister more often. Unfortunately, today I cannot do it, so the day I retire, I will have all these things to do”.
Go to a Selection. “It would be interesting. I have an offer on the table, but now it’s premature. For the 2026 World Cup (Canada-USA-Mexico)… why not? It could be.” The interviewer asked if it could be Canada, and he replied, “I’d love to.”
Benzema. “Now he is at his highest level. You don’t have to train Karim, not even tell him anything; you have to use him. He manages himself because he is a great professional, very humble. He has solved many games for us, being decisive this season. He is currently one one of the most famous players in the world and, despite this, he maintains a great humility; that is his strength. He will win the Ballon d’Or”.